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Menard County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a
population of 12,705. Menard County was
created on February 15, 1839. The county
seat is Petersburg. The county is named
for Pierre Menard (1766-1844), prominent early settler and first
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.
Menard County is part of the Springfield, Illinois, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for Pierre Menard, first Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Menard County was created on February 15, 1839 (Laws, 1839, p. 104) and was formed from Sangamon County . Present
area, or parts of it, formerly included in: County Sangamon County (1821-1839), Bond County (1817-1821), Madison County
(1812-1821) and St. Clair County (1790-1812).
The County was named for Pierre Menard, a pioneer Indian trader, Colonel of the Territorial militia, and first Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. The County Seat is Petersburg (1839-Present).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 315 square miles (817 km2), of which, 314 square miles (814 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km2) of it (0.36%) is water.
Menard county is located close to the center of Illinois.
Bordering counties are as follows: