Goldthwaite

Goldthwaite, Texas

Goldthwaite, Texas

Goldthwaite is the seat of Mills County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Goldthwaite, the county seat of Mills County, is at the convergence of U.S. highways 84 and 183, State Highway 16, and Farm roads 574 and 572, in the central part of the county. The town was established in what was then southern Brown County in 1885, with the coming of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway, and was named for Joe G. Goldthwaite, the railroad official who conducted the auction of town lots. The post office opened in 1886. After Mills County was organized the following year, a number of landowners donated townsite property in exchange for assurances that Goldthwaite would be selected county seat. A county courthouse was completed in 1890; the first county jail, constructed in 1888, is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Goldthwaite is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.45327680
    Longitude
    -98.57015500

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Is Incorporated

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Population Counts

Goldthwaite
Pop. Year Source
1,903 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,878 2010 Texas Demographic Center
1,802 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,658 1990 Texas Demographic Center