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Online access to Mills County Newspapers

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 Court House, Goldthwaite, Texas

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.

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

Mills County Officials 1890

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. World War II Memorial dedication
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.

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 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,

Comanche Public Library

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.


The Texas Historical Commission has recorded this house as a Texas Historic Landmark.
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

Mills County Affidavit for Marriage License Records 1893 - 1906
March 3, 1999 with photocopies of selected records

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

1999 Obituary Listing  from Mills, Comanche and Hamilton County Papers

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

Mills County TXGenWeb Archives - Table of Contents  

TXGenWeb Counties A-Z

The TXGenWeb Project County Index

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.

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. 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.

Mills County Cemeteries

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

Surrounding County Cemeteries

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

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 [[email protected]]

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. [email protected]


This volunteer contributed website has searchable cemeteries throughout the United States and many other parts of the world. Searching can be by name or cemetery.

Mills County Churches

Here is a listing of the Mills County Churches with schedule of services


Don't forget to visit the Mills County Historical Commission

and the Mills County Historical Museum websites.

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.

Texas Historical Commission use the Atlas search engine to Search for historic sites in a particular county.

Visit our Surrounding Counties

Comanche County TXGenWeb

Hamilton County TXGenWeb

Lampasas County TXGenWeb

San Saba County TXGenWeb

Thanks for stopping by and please come again.
County Coordinator - Rose Lee Head

This page was last updated on: Thursday, April 9, 2020

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