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Early photo of 1912 Courthouse on old Letterhead of W.B. Summy County Clerk
Click here to see a year 2000 Picture of Mills County, Texas Courthouse
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
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 Counties Courthouse and County Clerk's Office, then Click here to find the address of any Courthouse within Texas
Mills County, Texas Military Veterans Memorial Pages Civil War, WWI and II, Spanish American War, Vietnam and more
Jennie Trent Dew Library Goldthwaite, Tx. 76844 is now on line, Please note that they are not staffed to do genealogy research, but can help if you know the book, page, etc. or they can refer you to some books.
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. The marker can be read here.
Affidavit for Marriage License Records 1893 - 1906
Obituaries From The Goldthwaite Eagle
Obituaries from the Goldthwaite Eagle files, 1996- 2007.
Mills County, Texas is now using the another type of Message board due to the fact the GenConnect automated Query boards at RootsWeb were merged with the Family History Com message boards.
These new combined message boards for queries, obituaries, pensions etc.for Mills County, Texas are easy to use. Please leave any queries on the board as I and others do check it often and will respond if we have the information you need.
You can type a name in the message board box below or click on the browse button to see who is searching for whom.
|PLEASE ! Only post information for genealogical or historical purpose only on this new message board. Do not use this forum for business ventures or trying to make contacts for businesses.|
For queries about businesses, contacts, buildings etc, you can contact the Official City Of Goldthwaite home page or write the "Goldthwaite Economic Development Board", City of Goldthwaite, P.O. Box 450, Goldthwaite, Texas, 76844. I am sure they can help you.
View Old system Queries
View Mills County Queries Dec 98 to January 26, 1999
View Mills County 1998 Queries January 1998 thru December 1998
View Mills County 1997 Queries January 1997 thru December 1997
No time for a query, Just want to say Hi! or leave a comment about the pages- or data etc.
Mills County Look Up Volunteer's 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
Genealogy Society Resources, They are a very active Society and have numerous
items published and available for purchase.
Texas Researcher Aids
US County Resources at RootsWeb
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
Mills County Mailing List
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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|The Listings will include "Hurst Ranch Cemetery" even though this cemetery is in Hamilton County, There are several Mills County Families buried there. The late Oliver Raasch had provided me a list of the Military Veterans buried in Hurst Ranch Cemetery that he compiled a few years ago and Christine Fung, a Mills County Family Researcher, has transcribed the names and dates from an Archive Microfilm and I have added names from recent obituary's. This will not be a current or complete list of this cemetery, but thought the information would be of benefit to researchers, If you have information to share about Hurst Ranch Cemetery, please email/contact me|
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It is time to hop on the school bus above to visit the Independent School Districts of Mills County, and surrounding Counties in Texas.
Just Added, Daniel Foster's "Unofficial Goldthwaite Eagle Sports Page"
There are class reunion pages listed here also when available. Some of other links - Currently there are the Goldthwaite Class of '51, Mills County (All school's ) Class of 1961 and the Brownwood High School Ex-Students' Association Plus Shirley is adding differnet years, 1952, 1959 1963 Check it out.
If you know of any other Class Reunion or school pages, please send the URL to Rose Lee Head and let us know
The Goldthwaite High School Graduating Class of 1969 is in need of addresses of the Class members. Please call any of the three numbers below with your current Mailing Address: (325) 648-2038 or (325) 648-2616 or (325) 938-5217
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