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[http://www.co.mills.tx.us/ips/cms Mills County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 646<br> Goldthwaite, Texas 76844-0646<br> Phone: 915.648.2711<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records<br> from 1903, marriage, divorce, probate,<br> court and land records from 1887<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mills County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>  
  
 
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== Courthouse<br>  ==
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Mills County has had only two Courthouses.&nbsp; The first courthouse was built in 1890, the year after Goldthwaite became the county seat. The courthouse burned in 1912 and the present Mills County Courthouse was built in 1913.
  
== Courthouse<br> ==
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*Mills County Courthouse<br>P.O. Box 483<br>Goldthwaite, Texas 76844<br>Phone: 325-648-2222<br>Fax: 325-648-2806
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*County Clerk's Office - Carolyn Foster<br>P.O. Box 646<br>Goldthwaite, Texas 76844<br>Phone: 325-648-2711<br>Fax: 325-648-3251<br>
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*[http://www.co.mills.tx.us/ips/cms Mills County Government website]<br>
  
Mills County Courthouse<br>P.O. Box 483<br>Goldthwaite, Texas 76844
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''Inventory of the county archives of Texas&nbsp;: Mills County, no. 167.'' Inventory of records of Mills County housed in the Mills County Courthouse as of 1936. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25262 Digital book on line] from The Portal to Texas History.
  
Phone: 325-648-2222<br>Fax: 325-648-2806
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''Inventory of county records, Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite, Texas,'' 1981. Inventory of records housed in the Mills County Courthouse in Goldthwaite, Texas. Describes the records of the County Clerk: as Secretary for Commissioners Court, County Clerk: as Recorder, County Clerk: as Reporter for County Court, District Clerk, Tax Assessor-Collector, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, County Judge, and County Treasurer. Also provides an index. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25191 Digital book on line] from The Portal to Texas History.
  
 
== <br>History  ==
 
== <br>History  ==
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The first white settlers arrived in 1856 and established Hanna Valley.&nbsp;  
 
The first white settlers arrived in 1856 and established Hanna Valley.&nbsp;  
  
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. <br><br>
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Mills county was formed from [[Brown County, Texas|Brown]], [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]], [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]], and [[Lampasas County, Texas|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, 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. <br><br>  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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'''1912''' -- The Mills County Courthouse, built in 1889, burned on May 5, 1912.&nbsp; No records were lost in the fire.&nbsp;<ref>GenDisasters.com Goldthwaite, TX Mills County Courthouse Fire, May 1912 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/18203/goldthwaite-tx-mills-county-courthouse-fire-may-1912</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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Mills County Seat - Goldthwaite  
 
Mills County Seat - Goldthwaite  
  
Caradan<br>Center City<br>Democrat<br>Ebony<br>Mount Olive <br>Mullin<br>Priddy<br>Regency<br>Ridge<br>Star <br>
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Caradan<br>Center City<br>Democrat<br>Ebony<br>Mount Olive <br>Mullin<br>Priddy<br>Regency<br>Ridge<br>Star <br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/millstx/cemlisting.html Mills County Cemetery List] - Mills County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/millstx/cemlisting.html Mills County Cemetery List] - Mills County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html TX Tombstone Project&nbsp;] -&nbsp; TXGenWeb<br>
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*''Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery'' Book (formerly known as the I.O.O.F. Cemetery). [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcthc/GW-Cemetery.html Available from the Mills County Historical Commission]<br>
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*''Mills County Cemeteries'', 2004.&nbsp; (Excludes Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery) Book available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcthc/ Mills County Historical Commission]
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*''Buffalo-Ebony Cemetery,'' Mills County, 62 page booklet, burial list updated Sept 2002. [http://www.browncountyhistory.org/books.html Available from the Brown County Historical Society]
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*Blanket Springs Cemetery in Mills County is included ''Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement'' updated 1970-2002. [http://www.browncountyhistory.org/books.html Available from the Brown County Historical Society]
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html TX Tombstone Project&nbsp;] -&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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==== Census  ====
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1890 |5493
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|1900 |7851
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|1910 |9694
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|1920 |9019
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|1930 |8293
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|1940 |7951
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|1950 |5999
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|1960 |4467
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|1970 |4212
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|1980 |4477
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|1990 |4531
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/millstx/Records.htm Affidavit for Marriage 1893 - 1906]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Mills County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/millstx/Records.htm Affidavit for Marriage 1893 - 1906]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Mills County TXGenWeb
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*Mills County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcthc/ Historical Commission]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcthc/ Mills County Historical Commission]  
*[http://www.jtdlibrary.net/ Jennie Trent Dew Library] - Gaithwaite
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*[http://www.jtdlibrary.net/ Jennie Trent Dew Library] - Goldthwaite
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*[http://www.startexasmuseum.org/ Star Historical Museum] Star, Texas
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/millstx/ Mills County] - part of TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/millstx/ Mills County] - Mills County TXGenWeb site
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193790&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Mills&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/mills/millstoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] - Mills County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/mills/millstoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] - Mills County  
*Mills County [http://goldthwaite.biz/ Chamber of Commerce]
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*[http://goldthwaite.biz/ Mill County Chamber of Commerce]
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*[http://www.centex.net/~city/ City of Goldthwaite website]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Mills|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is &nbsp;found at:'''
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[[Texas, Mills County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Texas, Mills County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
 
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County Courthouse

Mills County Courthouse
PO Box 646
Goldthwaite, Texas 76844-0646
Phone: 915.648.2711

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903, marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1887[1]

Adopted by Mills County TXGenWeb


Courthouse

Mills County has had only two Courthouses.  The first courthouse was built in 1890, the year after Goldthwaite became the county seat. The courthouse burned in 1912 and the present Mills County Courthouse was built in 1913.

  • Mills County Courthouse
    P.O. Box 483
    Goldthwaite, Texas 76844
    Phone: 325-648-2222
    Fax: 325-648-2806
  • County Clerk's Office - Carolyn Foster
    P.O. Box 646
    Goldthwaite, Texas 76844
    Phone: 325-648-2711
    Fax: 325-648-3251
  • Mills County Government website

Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Mills County, no. 167. Inventory of records of Mills County housed in the Mills County Courthouse as of 1936. Digital book on line from The Portal to Texas History.

Inventory of county records, Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite, Texas, 1981. Inventory of records housed in the Mills County Courthouse in Goldthwaite, Texas. Describes the records of the County Clerk: as Secretary for Commissioners Court, County Clerk: as Recorder, County Clerk: as Reporter for County Court, District Clerk, Tax Assessor-Collector, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, County Judge, and County Treasurer. Also provides an index. Digital book on line from The Portal to Texas History.


History

The first white settlers arrived in 1856 and established Hanna Valley. 

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, 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.

Parent County

1887--Mills County was created 15 March 1887 from Comanche, Brown, Hamilton, and Lampasas Counties. County seat: Goldthwaite [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1912 -- The Mills County Courthouse, built in 1889, burned on May 5, 1912.  No records were lost in the fire. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Mills County Seat - Goldthwaite

Caradan
Center City
Democrat
Ebony
Mount Olive
Mullin
Priddy
Regency
Ridge
Star

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 5,493
1900 7,851 42.9%
1910 9,694 23.5%
1920 9,019 −7.0%
1930 8,293 −8.0%
1940 7,951 −4.1%
1950 5,999 −24.6%
1960 4,467 −25.5%
1970 4,212 −5.7%
1980 4,477 6.3%
1990 4,531 1.2%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.


















Church

Churches of Mills County  -  Mills County TXGenWeb

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

A wiki article describing an online collection is  found at:

Texas, Mills County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mills County, Texas. Page 670 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com Goldthwaite, TX Mills County Courthouse Fire, May 1912 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/18203/goldthwaite-tx-mills-county-courthouse-fire-may-1912
Texas, Mills County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)