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Early photo of 1912 Courthouse on old Letterhead of W.B. Summy County Clerk
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 First and Second Term Officials of Mills County

Courthouse/Official Records
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

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

is a must see place to visit or write for the serious researcher and the family Historian, whether researching Texas, Tennessee or other Southern States, This is the place to go to first.

They have Census, Microfilms, Newspapers, Books, Margaret Waring has an Indexing of Obituaries from the "Comanche Chief" from 1975- 2005 that is being beta tested for Library Patrons. Margaret wrote: "Even just on my machine, it lets us find things on the library's microfilm and make the desired copies for folks"

Click here to visit the virtual Star Historical Museum and get information and directions to visit the museum in person, or you can e-mail Star Historial Museum or you can write to them at

P.O. Box 356
Star, Texas 76880
325-948-3454, Sundays from 3pm - 5pm.
The Texas Historical Commission has recorded this house as a Texas Historic Landmark. You can read the marker inscription here.
Mills County Misc. and Loose Records

Mills County Affidavit for Marriage License Records 1893 - 1906
    March 3, 1999 with photocopies of selected records

Year 2000 Obituary Listing from Local Area Papers  Mills, Comanche and Hamilton County Papers

1999 Obituary Listing from Local Area Papers  Mills, Comanche and Hamilton County Papers

1998 Obituary Listing from Local Area Papers  Mills, Comanche and Hamilton County Papers, Beginning July 29, 1998

Mills County TXGenWeb Archives - Table of Contents

  TXGenWeb Counties A-Z

The TXGenWeb Project County Index
who will do various look ups

I want to Thank all the Volunteers that are listed on the Mills County Researchers and Surnames page.These Volunteers are willing to look up the resources listed by their names, which include the Mills County Courthouse records for Birth, Death and Marriages, Hamilton County records that pertain to Mills County (Mills County was formed from part of Hamilton County in 1887) Hamilton County Newspaper Coverage. Be sure to stop by and Check out the Hamilton County Genealogy Society Resources. They are a very active Society and have numerous items published and available for purchase.

Mills County Surnames  this list is not in the National Surname registry but on this page only. Please use the GenConnect board to have your surnames registered nationally.
Texas Researcher Aids
Roots Web has created resource pages for Counties and surnames.

This is for any state including The Texas Resource page.

Be sure to check out the Mills County Texas Resource page

Surname Resources at RootsWeb  Check and see if your surname is listed

The Mills County Mailing list is dedicated to the discussion and exchange of information regarding the county history, genealogy and family history research in Mills County, Texas and surrounding counties. (Brown, Comanche, Hamilton, Lampasas and San Saba Counties) Surname queries, information about County records, Towns/Communities (existing or forgotten ), historic sites, places in and around Mills County and Central Texas are all welcome.

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This List was created for the Mills County TXGenWeb Project use.

Cemeteries in Texas and Other places
This page link's Texas Cemeteries as well as others for Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States (all 50 states, including Texas) Other Countries, plus more

Webmaster: Steve Paul Johnson []
Including the Mills County, TX link and other Texas sites,

Check out his main page link below.
Optima philosophia et sapientia est meditatio mortis Main page. Lots of interesting information about Death, Cultures, Cemeteries for this country and others: 1996-99 by Klaus Medeke, Germany.
Don't forget to visit the Mills County Historical Commission

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.

Texas Historical Commission use the Atlas search engine to Search for historic sites in a particular county.

Visit our Surrounding Counties

Comanche County TXGenWeb

Hamilton County TXGenWeb

Lampasas County TXGenWeb

San Saba County TXGenWeb

Mailing Lists Hosted by RootsWeb

Index of all Mailing Lists - Directions on how easy it is to subscribe and unsubscribe, plus descriptions of all the mail lists availiable and in what forms.

Surname/Family Lists  -  Would you like to receive mail from others researching the same family surname ?
Then this is the list for you.

United States Regional Lists  -  Would you like to hear from others searching in the same county and state?
Then this is the list for you.

Thanks for stopping by and please come again.

County Coordinator - Rose Lee Head

This page was last updated on:
January 29, 2016

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These projects are not just Mills County, we welcome ALL submissions to honor those who have served.
If you would like to add a name to either one of our projects, use the links there, or contact me for help.

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New Mills County Historical Museum

Be sure to visit our page on the new
Mills County Historical Museum.  Not only
do they have wonderful exhibits, but will
be hosting special events.