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Menard County was named in honor of Michel Branamour Menard (1805-1856), who was an early settler of Galveston, Tx. Located in Central Texas, Menard County is on the edge of the Edwards Plateau and lies within the Colorado River basin.

Contents

County Courthouse

History

The first permanent Anglo-American settlement was Menardville in 1867.

Parent County

1858--Menard County was created 22 January 1858 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Menard [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ft. McKavett
Hext
Menard

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Ft. McKavett Cemetery

The Ft. McKavett Cemetery is located near the Ft. McKavett State Park.  It was the original burial site for the soldiers of the Fort and residents of the McKavett Community.  There is also a Catholic section of burials in this cemetery.

Garden of Memories Cemetery

A Catholic Cemetery for the town of Menard that was established around the early to mid-1930's.


Hext Cemetery

Cemetery for the residents of the Hext community.


Old Catholic Cemetery

This cemetery is also known as "The Decker Cemetery" and "Cleo Highway Cemetery".


Pioneer Rest Cemetery

This was the original cemetery for the town of Menardville.


Rest Haven Cemetery

Rest Haven Cemetery is the newer cemetery for the town of Menard.  It was established in the early 1930's when it became apparent that Pioneer Rest Cemetery was filled to capacity.


Splittgerber Cemetery

This cemetery is also known as the "Ellis Cemetery".

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

In 1903, it became mandatory to record births in Texas.

Death

In 1903, it became mandatory to record deaths in Texas.

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  • Menard County, Tx Death Index
    Menard County, Texas Death Index sorted by surname from Menard TxGenWeb site (partial listing)

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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