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Menard County, Texas Facts

Menard County

When was Menard County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 22, 1858 (organized on May 8, 1871 ) from Bexar Land District . This county was named for Michel Branamour Menard, the founder of Galveston, Texas.

What is the County Seat of Menard County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Menard also, the county government website is co.menard.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Menard County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Concho County (north), McCulloch County (northeast), Mason County (east), Kimble County (south), Schleicher County (west).

What cities and towns are in Menard County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fort McKavett, Hext, Menard.


Menard County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Menard County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Menard County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Menard County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Menard County, TX Census Records

What Menard County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Menard County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Menard Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Menard Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Menard Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Menard County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Menard County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Menard County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Menard County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Menard County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1038, Menard 76859
  • Menard County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (325) 396-4682
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1871
    • Probate Records: 1871 
    • Court Records: 1871
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Menard County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Menard County, TX?
A list of Menard County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Menard County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Menard County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Menard County.

Menard Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Menard Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Menard Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Menard Co. TX General and History Websites

Menard Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Menard Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Menard Co. TX Military Records

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