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MENARD COUNTY, Texas
County Seat: Menard
County Borders: N: Concho; NE: McCulloch
; E: Mason
; S: Kimble
SW: Sutton; W: Schleicher; NW: Tom Green
Population (2011): 2,264
Businesses (2010): 47
COL Index (2008): 73.9
Zip Codes: 76859
Area Codes: 325
Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 30° 54' N; 99° 50' W; about 3 mi SW of Menard
Major Highways: US 83, 190, TX 29
Rivers: San Saba
Area: 902 sm
Elevation: 1700 to 2400 ft
CITIES AND TOWNS:
Cities, Towns and Villages: Menard
Unincorporated: Fort McKavett; Hext
Not all of Menard County is within the Texas Hill Country. Only the southeastern-most third of the county area is in the Hill Country. The approximate dividing line is TX 83 - Menard - TX 198. For our definition of the boundaries of the Texas Hill Country, see: Definition & Maps.
MENARD COUNTY: County Judge Richard Cordes: 325-396-4789
206 E. San Saba, Menard, TX 76859
COUNTY COURTHOUSE: Photos
COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
CONCHO VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
2801 W. Loop 306, Suite A, San Angelo, TX 76904
COUNTY CHAMBER AND TOURISM:
MENARD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 325-396-2365
100 E. San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
Web: www.menardchamber.com; Email: email@example.com
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES:
MENARD INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORP: Located at above Chamber office, phone, web and email. Tina Hodge, Executive Director
CONCHO VALLEY CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT: 325-657-9214; 2009 West Beauregard Avenue, San Angelo, TX 76901. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.cvced.org
WEATHER: Weather Underground
ON-LINE NEWS: TOPIX NEWS
NEWSPAPER: (THE) MENARD NEWS: 325-396-2243; 220 Mission St, Menard, TX 76859
MAPS: Google; GeoHack
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, agriculture, oil & gas production, tourism (hunting, fishing)
HANDBOOK OF TEXAS ONLINE: TSHA
COUNTY TXGENWEB PROJECT (genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries): TXGenWeb
MENARD COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Not established.
More history at Portal city profiles in list shown above, including Menard.
See listings in each town, and: Menard County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions
OTHER PROFILES: US Census Quick Facts; TXCIP; Wikipedia; ePodunk; City Data; Texas Escapes (not available); Travel Texas (not available)
We welcome submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos, without compensation.
BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
LOCAL LISTINGS: Because the City of Menard is the dominant city in Menard County (only 2 other small towns in the county with a combined population under 100), please see the Directory Listings at City of Menard
MENARD COUNTY: County Judge Richard Cordes: 325-396-4789; 206 E San Saba, Menard, TX 76859. Web: None
MENARD COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE: 325-396-4682; 206 E San Saba (at Menard County Courthouse), POB 1028, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD COUNTY SHERIFF: 325-396-4705; POB 307, Menard, TX 76859-0307. Sheriff Buck Miller; Email: email@example.com
COUNTY-WIDE PUBLIC SERVICES
Note: See chamber, tourism & economic development listings in profile section above.
AMERICAN RED CROSS, Hill Country Chapter: 830-257-4677;
333 Earl Garrett, Kerrville, TX 78028. firstname.lastname@example.org. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Blanco, Gillespie, Mason, Menard, Kimble and Kerr counties.
CONCHO VALLEY CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT: 325-657-9214; 2009 W Beauregard Avenue, San Angelo, TX 76901. email@example.com; www.cvced.org
CRITTER SHACK HUMANE SOCIETY: 325-456-6447; Menard, TX 76859
FORT MCKAVETT STATE HISTORICAL SITE: 325-396-2358; An 82 acre park facility 22 mi SW of Menard in Menard County, governed by the State Historical Commission. Open daily to the public, 8a-5p. Established in 1852. General William T. Sherman called Fort McKavett "the prettiest post in Texas.", 1874. Part of a chain of military posts designed to control the native population and protect immigrants and settlers traveling the road between San Antonio and El Paso. Today it is one of the best preserved and most intact examples of a Texas Indian wars frontier post. Web. Included in the Texas Forts Trail: Web
FRIENDS OF FORT MCKAVETT: 325-396-2358; Menard, TX 76859
MENARD BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOCIATION: 325-396-4550; Menard, TX 76859
MENARD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 325-396-2365; 100 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859. www.menardchamber.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. Tina Hodge, Executive Director
MENARD PUBLIC LIBRARY: 325-396-2717; 105 E Mission St, Menard, TX.
STOCK PEN CROSSING PARK: 325-396-2780; Menard, TX 76859. Located on FM 2092 on the S side of the San Saba River on W edge of Menard. County owned and operated public park. No web site. It is on the site of the original livestock crossing. Facilities include a pavilion and picnic table, large day use area, and a separate, adjoining, fee-based RV park (see RV Parks) with full facilities. Manager: Mark Hodges.
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
STATE & FEDERAL OFFICES LOCATED IN THIS COUNTY
THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
MENARD COUNTY AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE: 325-396-4787; 206 E San Saba (at Menard County Courthouse), Menard, TX 76859-0485. Agent: Jerry Kid. http://menard-co.tamu.edu; Menardemail@example.com
STATE & FEDERAL OFFICES LOCATED ELSEWHERE
THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
Click: State & Federal Offices
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
An upscale Western-style Guest House Bed & Breakfast
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
B&B Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
Come Relax & Enjoy!
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