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
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.
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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