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:

County Clerk
Carolyn Foster
P.O. Box 646
Goldthwaite, Texas  76844

Phone: 325-648-2711
Fax: 325-648-3251

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

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. 

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.

Texas Researcher Aids

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.

To subscribe, send a e-mail to TXMILLS-L-REQUEST@rootsweb.com
and write just the single word "subscribe" in the body of the message. That's all.   If you want to unsubscribe from a list, click on it and write just the single word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message

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

Including the Mills County, TX link and other Texas sites,   Check out his main page link below.

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.

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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.
A New Way to Contribute Information

Now you can directly submit your Mills County information
to the project.  Visit the Submission Page
Mills County Affidavit for Marriage License Records 1893 - 1906
     with photocopies of selected records

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

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

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

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