Menard County, Texas

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Menard County, Texas

Menard County is located in West Central Texas with rolling topography draining to the San Saba River and tributaries. Land features limestone soils. Local economy consists of agriculture, tourism, and oil and gas.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.1M
Lowest Price $295K
Highest Price $8.8M
Total Listings 13
Avg. Days On Market 40
Avg. Price/SQFT $4.3K

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Where is Menard County, Texas?

  •  Menard County, in Central Texas about 250 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, is bordered by Concho, McCulloch, Mason, Kimble, Sutton, Schleicher, and Tom Green counties. Menard, the county seat, is on the San Saba River at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and State Highway 29, about 130 miles northwest of San Antonio.

  • The county comprises 902 square miles of rolling terrain on the Edwards Plateau at elevations ranging from 1,700 to 2,400 feet above sea level.

  • The county lies entirely within the Colorado River basin and is drained primarily by the San Saba River, which crosses the county from west to east.


Adjacent Counties

  • Concho County (north)
  • McCulloch County (northeast)
  • Mason County (east)
  • Kimble County (south)
  • Schleicher County (west)
  • Sutton County (southwest)
  • Tom Green County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Menard County

  • Sites to see in Menard County include the historical Fort McKavett. Standing atop a windswept remote hill, the remains of a 150-year-old West Texas fort beckon curious visitors to the site that is now considered one of the best preserved and most intact examples of a Texas Indian Wars (1850–1875) military post.
  • The Presidio of San Sabá was the second presidio established at the site of present-day Menard, Texas on the San Saba River.

  • Fishing and boating are in Menard county too, at Talbot lake. 

Farming and Ranching in Menard County

  • Among the county's mineral resources are dolomite, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical, with an average minimum temperature in January of 32° F and an average high temperature in July of 97°. The growing season averages 220 days annually, and the rainfall averages about twenty-two inches.
  • The dark, loamy soils are alkaline and support such vegetation as live oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses.

History of Menard County, Texas

  • The Menard area was part of the Fisher-Miller Land Grant, made by the Republic of Texas in 1842, but few if any of the German immigrants who settled within the limits of the grant came so far west. Little settlement occurred until several years after the annexation of Texas to the United States.


 

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