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Mills County Court House, Goldthwaite, Texas

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

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

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,

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" Public Library Web site

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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.
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.

 Obituaries From The Goldthwaite Eagle   Obituaries from the Goldthwaite Eagle files, 1996- 2007.

Shirley Runnels, who died in 2007, had been working on transcribing Obituaries From The Goldthwaite Eagle, Goldthwaite, Mills County Texas Newspaper (No Folks, The Goldthwaite Eagle-Mullin Enterprise is not on line) and other local coverage newspapers.

Tell your non-internet friends, that Shirley placed a book of the actual photocopies of these Obituaries at the Mills County Courthouse,County Clerk's Office for those in the area and not on the internet.

Be Sure to check out Shirley's Homepage, "Diggin' Up The Past"

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Queries for Mills County Texas

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.

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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.

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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

Hamilton County Genealogy Society Resources,  They are a very active Society and have numerous items published and available for purchase.

San Saba County GenWeb Page  also has several "Fantastic" Volunteer's who will look up "Obituaries from the San Saba Newspaper", "Federal Census", and "San Saba County Cemetery Listings" for those of us that had family in both counties.

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.

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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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Mills County Cemeteries

This List and my online Cemetery web pages were created for the Mills County TXGenWeb Project use.

Mills County TX Cemeteries-

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Surrounding Counties Cemeteries-- Near Mills County and/or have Mills County residents buried there

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  

Cemeteries in Texas and Other places

Cemetery Burial Records and Tombstone Inscriptions 

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 []

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.

Mills County Links

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"The Official City of Goldthwaite Home Page"

Mills and Surrounding Counties ISD's

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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

Extracted or Culled from the local public paper

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


Mills County Churches

Here is a listing of the Mills County Churches   Originally this information was taken from an 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 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. See you there.

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San Saba County TX Resource Page  San Saba County TXGenWeb

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Mike Basham Memorial Page 

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