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Historical Menardville, Menard County, Texas photos

2014 November 4
by Jan Wilkinson

Here are a few of historical Menardville, Menard County, Texas photos from different collections. I love the punctuation by the sign painters. Hope you enjoy!

1800’s D. G. Benchoff (Post Office) Saddlery and General Merchandise, Menardville, Menard County, Texas by N. H. Rose

1800’s Iron Clad Saloon, Menardville, Menard County, Texas

Late 1800’s Murchison and Brothers Dry Good & Groceries


1886 Menard County Courthouse designed by Oscar Ruffini 1885-1886, photo by Baker


1899 Sacred Heart Catholic Church built in Menard, Menardville, Texas.

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  1. Danny Phillips permalink
    October 6, 2018

    My Great grandfather was Thomas Louis Phillips and he was married to Bea Elizabeth. Not sure if the last name is Harris, Nite or maybe Harrison. According to my grandfathers WW1 draft card he was born in Menardville in 1891. I personally think it was a few years after maybe 1894. His name was Jesse Jackson (Jack) Phillips. He had a twin sister Pearl. Thomas (Tom) Phillips was from Kerrville Born and raised. Bea is somehow related to Christopher Columbus “Jourd, Big Asa, Judd” Nite or the Nite (Knight) Family. Cris “Big Asa” Nite died 6 Feb 1897 at the Rust Ranch, Menardville, TX. Could anyone please share any information, pictures, or anything that has to do with any of these people? My email address is [email protected]

  2. Nancy Lalliss permalink
    April 20, 2017

    Noah Hamilton Rose is (was) my great-Uncle. His brother, Roland Rose, is (was) his brother, and Uncle Noah left his Famous Rose Collection of Photos to my Grandfather Roland and Grandmother Sarah Rose after his death. His will instructed them to sell the Collection and pay his bills after his death. That collection was sold to Oklahoma University. I have some interesting photos taken by Uncle Noah, some humorous ones, and family ones. All photos that left with my Grandfather were left with my Grandmother, Sarah, and then to my Mother, who passed away in 2004. Uncle Noah married Lu Lewis as I remember when he was 50 years old. I have poems that Uncle Noah wrote, we believe they were to Aunt Lu. Would share if you have an interest. Nancy

  3. January 11, 2017

    Bobbie, It would be great to scan the scrapbook. Would you have a chance to get it to Menard? You could leave it with Jake Landers at the nursing home downtown.

  4. Bobbie Bryson permalink
    January 11, 2017

    Natha Lewis is my great-grandmother! If fact, thanks to my distant cousin Marilynn Wheless, I was introduced and visited the Lewis cemetery plot in the old Menard cemetery. I have my late grandma Sarah Jean Lewis’s high school scrapbook from Menard. Would be happy to share with you.

  5. Anonymous permalink
    January 9, 2017

    Absolutely great, Jan! Thanks for sharing. Terry

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