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