Mills County Historical Commission

Mills County Courthouse

P.O. Box 403

Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas 76844

For a faster response, Please do not send Queries to the above address but use one of the volunteer's addresses, listed below

Welcome, Public is invited to the Meetings

The Mills County Historical Commission cordially invites anyone to attend the regular monthly meetings that are held on the first Tuesday of each month, in the Mills County courthouse at 9:30 a.m. unless noted below

 visitors have visited our page
since the counter was added on March 17, 1999 on the original page. Thanks..



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In memory of Hartal Langford Blackwell, Author of "Mills County The Way It Was"

Hartal Blackwell, was chairperson of the Mills County Historical Commission for a number of years.

The Mills County Historical Commission
and the Mills County Museum
are two enitrely separate groups and have separate addresses.



Memorials

Memorials to your loved one, or a donation in honor of your living loved ones (Anniversary's, Birthday's), can be made to the Mills County Historical Commission (MCHC)

and mailed to:

Wallace Johnson
P.O. Box 236
Goldthwaite, Texas 76804

or

Marilynn Johanson
P. O. Box 757
Goldthwaite, Texas 76804

Please mention you received this information from the webpage when contacting Wallace or Marilynn

Memorials will be listed in the Goldthwaite Eagle and on the new Memorial page unless otherwise requested. These funds are used for purchasing Historical Markers from the Texas State Historical Commission and for the Cemetery and other historical book projects-

Mills County Historical Commission. and the Mills County Museum are two separate groups and have two separate addresses.





Mills County Historical Commission Guest Book

  We would love to hear from you Please take time to sign the Mills County Historial Commission Guestbook


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Mills County Cemeteries
The Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Book is HERE !!!!

For only $20.00 plus $3.00 Shipping you can have this wonderful book listing those buried in the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery (formerly known as the I.O.O.F.) or you can pick it up in person at the County Judge's Office located in the basement of the Mills County Courthouse. Click here to see more about the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Book Click here to see more about the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Book
Billy Hale, Historian has recently surveyed the

Jones Valley, (Ratler) Cemetery

and found over 35 unknown without markers others than sandstone etc grave sites. He is asking for information from the public if you have an ancestor buried there, or know of a person who is, Have any photos of funerals etc, please contact

Billy Hale
HC 63 Box 28
Mullin, TX 76864

Please mention you received this information from the webpage when contacting Billy Hale

     
The Second Cemetery book is completed and available for purchase.

MILLS COUNTY TEXAS CEMETERIES
(Excluding the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery)


For only $50.00 plus $3.50 Shipping you can have this wonderful book listing those buried in all the other cemeteries in Mills County. or you can pick it up in person at the County Judge's Office located in the basement of the Mills County Courthouse.

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Several of the Mills County Cemeteries have historical markers and others are preparing to apply for one. If you have any information on any of the earlier cemeteries and the people of the community, please come and share the information with the Mills County Historical Commission.

Ambrose Bull Mohler Cemetery

Left: Ambrose Bull
February 9, 1806
April 12, 1890

Right: Eliza Jane Bull
February 14, 1832
March 12, 1911
Second wife of Ambrose Bull



Photos taken by Caroline Schwartz,
Former Chairman of the Mills County
Historical Commission
Eliza Bull


To see a printout of all Books available for purchase from the Mills County Historical Commission, Click here

To visit On-Line Cemetery Listings, Please visit the Mills County TXGenWeb Page for Mills County Cemetery's


Thanks for coming out and supporting the Democrat Cemetery dedication
of the Texas State Historical Marker

It was a huge sucess-


Caroline Schwartz, R.C. Edmondson, A.R. Whisenhunt, Sandra L. Creekmore, M.G. Stevens, Katie Stevens, Elisa Stevens Chesser, Dana Mackey, Amanda Stevens and Robert Aldridge (in back)
Stop by the Democrat Cemetery.

to read the program and the poem and pictures of the event



MCHC needs photos

If you have any photos of the courthouse especially from the past, the Mills County Historical Commission is looking for copies of photos to use for the Courthouse renovation project, etc.




The fifth Reprint of this popular book (363 pages) that everyone has been waiting for are here. (only 200 copies)

Mills County The Way It Was

by Hartal Langford Blackwell


This beautiful bound book is another excellent record of the early day settlers of Mills County and early settlements..
Click here to see "Inside Cover Sheet"
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This book is available now. the Cost is Only $30.00 plus $ 3.50 shipping if being mailed and no shipping if picked up


To place an order or get more information, Please call Wallace Johnson at 325-648-2788


Please mention you received the information from the webpage when contacting Wallace.




Mills County Historical Commission
- History Book Committee

Members of the Mills County Historical Commission, History Book committee compiled the book "Mills County Memories" in 1994. This is an excellent record of the early day settlers of Mills County and early settlements. This book covers all the communities in Mills County, with a listing of the cemeteries and persons to contact for the cemeteries. Includes maps with a updated page to show the new road numbers. The Committee put a lot of time and effort into this published book.

This book is available in area libraries and
The Mills County Memories is available for purchase from the Mills County Historical Commission,$60 plus $4.50 shipping.

Another published book put out by the Mills County Historical Commission is "No Man's Land becomes a County" by Flora Gatlin Bowles, Editor and copyrighted and published by the Mills County Historical Society in 1958. This book is available for purchase, $30. plus $ 3.50 shipping, This book is in the local area libraries for review.

Virginia Ruth Rudd Long has completed an index for the "No Man's Land becomes a County" (c) 2002 and You can order from the MCHC for only $6.00 per book plus $1.25 shipping and handling, or stop by the Mills County Judge's office to save shipping costs. This is an excellent resource for genealogist, family historians who own "No Man's Land becomes a County" to find those elusive mentions of an ancestor in all the interesting history written in this book.

Reprinting of "MILLS COUNTY -- THE WAY IT WAS, "by Hartal Langford Blackwell is here and available for purchase, $30. plus $ 3.50 shipping Charges-
You can buy or pick up any of these books from the Mills County TX Courthouse Judge's office


For more information or to order any publish works, please write to :

Mills County Historical Commission
Mills County Courthouse
P.O. Box 483
Goldthwaite, TX 76844
or Please call Wallace Johnson at 325-648-2788 . Please mention you received the information from the webpage


(Photo provided from The Goldthwaite Eagle-Mullin Enterprise Article Nov 1998

Also Back by popular Demand Mills County Throws


These are popular Gift and personal "Keepsake" item and has been requested by those who missed out the first time. Don't miss out this time, only 50 more were ordered and call Wallace Johnson at 325-648-2788 to reserve yours today or for more details.
Please mention you received the information from the webpage


Swinging Bridge, Regency, TX

WOW !!! What a great turnout-
Thank you for coming
Special thanks to Govenor Bush, Bob Phillips, The Mills County Historical Commission and practically all of Mills County and people from all over the state that either helped or watched the dedication and reopening of the newly renovated Regency Suspension Bridge.
There are only two historic suspension bridges left in the State of Texas that are still open to vehicle traffic. This bridge was built in 1939 and crosses the Colorado River between Mills County and San Saba County.
Swinging Bridge is also the bridge that Bob Phillips, "Texas Country Reporter" uses an aerial view of at the beginning of his shows.
You can write or the commission for more details about this or any other project. Please mention you received the information from the webpage



The Swinging Bridge,
Regency, Texas

Read the Narrative for the Swinging Bridge that is on file with the Texas State Historical Commission


Visit the Texas Historical Commission. and click on the Texas Historic Site Atlas  to read about this and other historic sites in Mills County, TX as well as the other counties in the state.





Thanks to the brave men and women
who served and are serving our country.
This yellow ribbon will be left on this page
to show our continued support for these men and women in these difficult times.


 






The Mills County Historical Commission has written histories of the "Jackson Massacre" and the "Ratler, Texas and Renfro Dam" available for a $5.00 contribution for costs.

For Xerox copies of the Goldthwaite Eagle Newspaper articles, there will be an additional fee.

Checks should be made payable to:
Mills County Historical Commission




The Chairman of the Mills County Historical Commission, R.C. Edmondson, would like to extend a invitation to all with ancestors in Mills County to contact the Commission or you can e-mail the Mills County,Texas GENWEB Volunteer, who will gladly forward any messages. Please put MCHC in the Query subject: click here to send your Mills County Historical Commission Message





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Mills County Churches

Listing all the Mills County Churches  that were advertised in the Goldthwaite Eagle newspaper. Plus the search of the GNIS

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