Menard County Courthouse
Menard, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1931
Architect - Withers & Thompson
Photos: Robert Deering 6/13/2004
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1871

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Michel Branamour Menard, the founder of Galveston.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Menard, originally known as Menardville. In 1910 or 1911, while the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad Company was making plans to lay track through the community, company officials asked residents to rename the town Menard in order to facilitate the painting of signs.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Same as the county.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 187?, 1886, 1931

STANDING: One - 1931 Moderne courthouse with Art Deco details built of brick

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication  November 11, 2006

 
 

1931 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939