Mills County, Texas
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Early photo of 1912 Courthouse on old Letterhead of W.B. Summy County Clerk
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.
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
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
Need to find a different County Courthouse or County Clerk's Office, then Click here to find the address of any Courthouse within Texas
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,
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The Star Historical Museum has a new webpage, 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
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
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Mills County Cemeteries
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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.
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Surrounding Counties Cemeteries
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-- Near Mills County and/or have Mills County residents buried there
Cemeteries in Texas and Other places
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United Kingdom, United States (all 50 states, including Texas)
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Steve Paul Johnson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
United States Cemeteries
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.
Here is a listing of the Mills County Churches
Originally this information was taken from a page in the
Goldthwaite Eagle newspaper March 16, 1999.
However, the information has been updated by personal requests and other sources since that time.
Don't forget to visit the Mills County Historical
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.
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This page was last updated on: Friday, January 29, 2016
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