Menard, Texas is a city located on the banks of the San Saba River in Menard County. The city was named after Michael Branaman Menard, who signed the Texas Declaration of Independance, founded Galveston, and participated in Texas Congress. Menard’s gorgeous climate makes the land prime for ranching and farming. Eighty percent of the area is ranching and farming land. The economy heavily relies on beef cattle, hay, goats, grain, sheep, and pecans. The area is working on truffles and seeing how effective they are for the economy.
Texas Hill Country is widely known for having amazing scenic views. Menard holds true to this with their amazing views of the San Saba River.
Culture and history is prevalent in Menard. History enthusiasts will be pleased with the ruins of the 1757 Presidio de San Luis de Las Amarillas and the 1852 Fort McKavett. The Menardville Museum displays incredible local history. Some other great sites to see while in Menard is the 1905 Christian Church, 1927 Old Mission Theater, 1899 Old Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and the 1880’s Australian Hotel.
Take advantage of the abundant wildlife in the area and hunt for quail, turkey, dove, and deer. There is over 400,000 acres available to hunters. Hunters are encouraged to visit Schwartz Exotic Game Ranch, Hat Creek Cabins, Predator 1 Outdoors, Umbrella Ranch, and Whispering Water Ranch and Resort. The San Saba River is also home to an abundant supply of catfish, panfish, and bass. All experience levels, from amateur to professional are invited. The Whispering Water Ranch and Resort and Pascall Shuttle Trip by San Saba River Adventures are great opportunities for tourists to fish.
Annual Events to the area are the Silver Mine Classic Lamb Show (October), Jim Bowie Days (June), and Jim Bowie Trail Ride (September).