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Mills County Historical Commission

HISTORICAL MARKERS


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.

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.


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), PO Box 403, Goldthwaite, TX 76844

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 Historial Commission, Mills County, TX Guest Book
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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, $50 plus $4.50 shipping. A leather bound copy is available for $100.

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. Virginia Ruth Rudd Long has completed an index for the "No Man's Land becomes a County" (c) 2002. "No Man's Land becomes a County" is available for purchase with index, $30. plus $ 3.50 shipping, This book is in the local area libraries for review.

Reprinting of "MILLS COUNTY -- THE WAY IT WAS" by Hartal Langford Blackwell is here and available for purchase with index, $30. plus $ 3.50 shipping charges. 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"
 

There are two bundle prices available: All three books with the indexes for $100, plus shipping. Or "Mills County Memories" plus your choice of one of the other books with its index for $75, plus shipping.

You can buy or pick up any of these books from the Mills County TX Courthouse Voter's Registration office, basement level. Postcards, of the Regency bridge, the old and new courthouses and the old jail, are also available for 50 cents each.

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 call Judy McKinney at 325-648-3879.




Mills County Cemetery Books

Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery


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 .

Jones Valley, (Ratler) Cemetery

Billy Hale, historian, has recently surveyed the and found over 35 unknown graves sites without markers others than sandstone. He is asking for information from the public. If you have an ancestor buried there, or know of a person who is, or have any photos of funerals etc, please contact

Billy Hale
HC 63 Box 28
Mullin, TX 76864



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 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.




Swinging Bridge, Regency, TX

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.

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. to read about this and other historic sites in the state. A listing of all the historical markers in Mills County is available here. For other counties start your search on the Texas Historic Site Atlas.




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, Lynetta Barnett, would like to extend a invitation to all with ancestors in Mills County to  contact the commission


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Mills County Churches
Listing all the Mills County Churches  that were advertised in the Goldthwaite Eagle newspaper. 

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