Menard County

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Menard County is named for Pierre Menard, who was the first Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.


Created:  February 15, 1839

County Seat:

Petersburg 1839 – present


County Courthouse – Petersburg


Location:  102 South 7th Street / Douglas Street

Built:  1894 – 1896

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  George H Miller and James E Fiske of Bloomington

Contractor:  M Yeager & Son of Danville


Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The first story is white colored course stone and the upper stories are red sandstone. The east front has a large arch around the doorway. On the center roof is a round dome with round windows and a green roof.



N – Mason County

E – Logan County

S – Sangamon County

W – Cass County














Photos taken 2007 and 2012