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Menard County, Illinois, Cemetery listings

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For other Records Contact:

    Menard County Courthouse
    County Clerks Office
    6th Street
    Petersburg, IL 62675
    Clerk & Recorder: 217-632-2415

    Petersburg Public Library
    220 S. 6th St.
    Petersburg, IL 62675

    Athens Public Library
    410 E. Hargrave St.
    P.O. Box 168
    Athens, IL 62613-0168

    Sunday & Friday - Closed
    Monday: 9-4
    Tuesday - Thursday: 9-8
    Saturday: 9-12
    Closed on all Federal Holidays

    Phone: 217-636-8047 - Voice
    217-636-8763 - Fax

    Petersburg Observer
    235 E. Sangamon Ave.
    Petersburg, IL 62675

    Menard County Review
    (Athens & Greenview)
    162 E. Washington St.
    Greenview, IL 62642

    Menard County Historical Society
    Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

    125 S. 7th St.
    Petersburg, IL 62675



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created June 19, 2007

At the session of the Legislature in 1838 - 39, Menard County was stricken off from Sangamon, and named in honor of Col. Pierre Menard, a Frenchman, who settled at Kaskaskia in 1790. Menard was so popular in his day, with the people of Illinois, that when the Convention framed the Constitution of the State, a clause was included in the schedule to the Constitution providing that might be eligible to the office of Lieutenant Governor. This was done in order that Col. Menard, who had only been naturalized a year or two at the time, might be made Lieutenant Governor under Shadrach Bond, first Governor of Illinois, after its formation into a State. -- Source: History of Menard & Mason Counties, Illinois 1879


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