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MENARD COUNTY, Texas

Pronounced: "meh-NARD"

"no slogan"

County Seat: MenardEst: 1858
County Borders: N: Concho; NE: McCulloch; E: Mason; S: Kimble;
SW: Sutton; W: Schleicher; NW: Tom Green
Population (2011): 2,264Businesses (2010): 47COL Index (2008): 73.9
Zip Codes: 76859Area Codes: 325Time 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 SabaLakes:
Area: 902 smElevation: 1700 to 2400 ft


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITIES & TOWNS IN THIS COUNTY: 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.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT: COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
  • Concho Valley Council Of Governments:
    325-944-9666
    2801 W Loop 306, Ste A, San Angelo, TX 76904
    www.cvcog.org
COUNTY CHAMBER & TOURISM: 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 W Beauregard Ave, San Angelo, TX 76901. Web: www.cvced.org; Email: cvced@cvced.org
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, agriculture, oil & gas production, tourism (hunting, fishing)

EVENT CALENDAR: For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

WEATHER: Weather Underground

SUN & MOON RISE & SET TIMES: For US Naval Observatory data for this area, click: Table.
In Form A, just enter: year, state, city

MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below.
  • On-Line News: Google News; Topix
  • Newspapers: (The) Menard News, 325-396-2243; Menard
  • Radio: KNEL RADIO: 95.3 FM (studio in Brady), 325-597-2119
  • TV, Articles & Videos:
MAPS: Google; GeoHack

HISTORY: TXGenWeb
  • Handbook Of Texas Online: TSHA
  • County TXGenWeb Project Genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries, TXGenWeb
  • Menard County Historical Commission: POB 663, Menard, TX 76859
  • More History: See Portal city profiles in list shown above, including Menard.
CEMETERIES: See listings in each town, and: Menard County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions

OTHER PROFILES: City Data; ePodunk; Texas Escapes (not available); Travel Texas (not available); TXCIP; US Census Quick Facts; Wikipedia

NOTES:

We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
without compensation. Send to Editor at:
editor@HillCountryPortal.com






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


COUNTY GOVERNMENT


MENARD COUNTY: County Judge Richard Cordes: 325-396-4789; 206 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859. http://co.menard.tx.us

MENARD COUNTY ADULT PROBATION: 325-396-2028; 205 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY AIRPORT (T50): 325-396-4789; 3 mi NW of Menard, TX 76859. Open to public. No tower. Runway; 4,100 x 60 ft.; AirNav; Map

MENARD COUNTY ATTORNEY: 325-396-4682; 206 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY CLERK: 325-396-4682; 206 E San Saba Ave, POB 1038, Menard, TX 76859. Located in Menard County Courthouse.

MENARD COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER: 325-396-4642; 218 Gay, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 1: Lee Callan: 325-396-4705; POB 398, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY JAIL: 325-396-2487; 208 Tipton St, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 1: 325-396-2239; 206 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY SHERIFF: 325-396-4705; 205 Tipton St, POB 307, Menard, TX 76859-0307. Sheriff Buck Miller

MENARD COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR: 325-396-4523; 206 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY TREASURER: 325-396-2748; 206 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS: 325-396-4969; POB 1028, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD COUNTY 911 ADDRESSING: 325-396-4969; 206 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859


COUNTY-WIDE PUBLIC SERVICES


Note: See chamber, tourism & economic development listings in profile section above.

Red Cross AMERICAN RED CROSS, Hill Country Chapter: 830-257-4677;
333 Earl Garrett, Kerrville, TX 78028. hccarc@ktc.com. 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. cvced@cvced.org; 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; info@menardchamber.com. Tina Hodge, Executive Director

MENARD COUNTY TRAPPING ASSN: 325-396-2700; POB 485, Menard, TX 76859

MENARD MANOR: 325-396-4515; 100 Gay St, Menard, TX 76859. www.menardmanor.org. Nursing home. See more details in Menard city listing

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.

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Crime Stoppers
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers

MENARD COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS: 325-396-2337; 208 Tipton St, Menard, TX 76859


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies


STATE & FEDERAL OFFICES LOCATED IN THIS COUNTY
THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY



Agrilife 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; Menard-tx@tamu.edu

USPO US POST OFFICES: 800-275-8777; www.usps.com
  • 325-396-4570; 911 Frisco St, Menard, TX 76859
  • 325-396-2050; 15193 TX 29, Hext, TX 76848-9870

STATE & FEDERAL OFFICES LOCATED ELSEWHERE
THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

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