Mills County Court House, Goldthwaite, Texas
Mills county was formed from Brown, Comanche, Hamilton, and Lampasas Counties in 1887.The county was named in honor of John T. Mills, a early Judge, who successively held the judgeship of the Third, Seventh, and Eighth Judicial districts. Mills county Court house is located in Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas. According to the Mills County Historical The town was named for Joe G. Goldthwaite, the railroad official who conducted the auction of town lots. In a 1950 issue of the Goldthwaite Eagle, there is a short biography of Grandma Goldthwaite, the Mother of George Goldthwaite who the town was named after.
John Cormack won the bid to build the court house in 1889 for the sum of $27,000. The courthouse burned on May 5, 1912 and was rebuilt the following year. Luckily, no county records were lost in the fire.
Shirley Runnels sent in this newspaper photo of the irst and Second Term Officials of Mills County
You can contact the Mills County Clerk at the following address or phone number:
Mills County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 646
Goldthwaite, TX 76844-0646
Telephone: (325) 648-2711
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Jennie Trent Dew Library Goldthwaite, Tx. 76844 is now on line, Please note that they are not staffed to do genealogical research, but can help if you know the book, page, etc. or they may be able to refer you to some books to research.
However, our neighbor county has "The Comanche County Public Library" which is also on-line, and they have one of the best Genealogy Libraries in the area,
The Star Historical Museum
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The Star Historical Museum is moving to Star School. It will reopen with the start of classes in August 2016. You can write to them at P.O. Box 356, Star, Texas 76880
The Texas Historical Commission has recorded this house as a Texas Historic Landmark. You can read the marker inscription here.
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