|The University of North Texas has completed digitizing the microfilm and various paper copies of Mills County Newspapers. These include The Mountain Eagle, The Mullin Enterprise, and The Goldthwaite Eagle. These may be browsed at The Portal to Texas History. The earliest issue is 1896.|
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. |
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|
|A World War II memorial was erected on the Mills County Courthouse Lawn and dedicated on May 29, 2017. It lists by name the county residents who served during WWII and indicates those of them who gave their lives.
This image and coverage of the event with many more photographs was published in the May 31, 2017 edition of The Goldthwaite Eagle, page 10B.
Additional stones were dedicated November 11, 2018 for county residents who served during WWI, Korea, and Vietnam.
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,
The Texas Historical Commission has recorded this house as a Texas Historic
Thomas Edgar Hamilton (1878-1933) moved with his family to Mills County in the early 1890s. In 1898, he wed Nettie Ethaline Sargent (1879-1950), and the couple had four children. They made their home in Star, where he worked in a nearby family cotton gin and as a bookkeeper. He later became a banker and school board member, and was active in bringing an electric plant to the town. Daughter Maurine wed rancher John B. Soules in 1918, and they moved into the family home in 1937. The c. 1900 house represents a late Victorian transitional style and has long been a focal point for social and community activities and events. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004
Mills County Misc. and Loose Records
Affidavit for Marriage License Records 1893 - 1906
Mills County Look Up Volunteer's
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.
FamilySearch.org has the unindexed courthouse records from Mills County, Texas. Mills County Records You will need to create a free account to view the images.
Diana Mullin has prepared a guide to using the unindexed records at FamilySearch. This is an excellent resource.
This List was created for the Mills County TXGenWeb Project use. Mills County TX Cemeteries
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