Menard, Illinois

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Menard, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Menard, Illinois is located in Illinois
Menard, Illinois
Menard, Illinois
Menard, Illinois is located in the US
Menard, Illinois
Menard, Illinois
Coordinates: 37°54′36″N 89°50′23″W / 37.91000°N 89.83972°W / 37.91000; -89.83972Coordinates: 37°54′36″N 89°50′23″W / 37.91000°N 89.83972°W / 37.91000; -89.83972
Country United States
State Illinois
County Randolph
Elevation 495 ft (151 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 62259
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 422972[1]

Menard is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, Illinois, United States. Menard is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, west of Chester. Menard Correctional Center is located within the community. Menard has a post office with ZIP code 62259.[2]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Illinois Department of Corrections Menard Correctional Center is located in the Menard area and in Chester.[3][4] Prior to the January 11, 2003 commutation of death row sentences, male death row inmates were housed in Menard, Tamms, and Pontiac correctional centers. After that date, only Pontiac continued to host the male death row.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ "Menard Correctional Center Archived 2011-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 1, 2010.
  4. ^ "Chester city, Illinois Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 1, 2010.
  5. ^ "DOC Report Online Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine.." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 1, 2010.