Place:Menard, Illinois, United States

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Menard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 12,705, which is an increase of 1.8% from 12,486 in 2000. Its county seat is Petersburg.

Menard County is part of the Springfield, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Menard County was formed in 1839 out of Sangamon County. The County was named for Pierre Menard, the first lieutenant governor of Illinois.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1877 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 4,431
1850 6,349
1860 9,584
1870 11,735
1880 13,024
1890 13,120
1900 14,336
1910 12,796
1920 11,694
1930 10,575
1940 10,663
1950 9,639
1960 9,248
1970 9,685
1980 11,700
1990 11,164

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Menard County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~ilmenard/index.html/


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