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Goldthwaite in Mills County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mills County Courthouse

 
 
Mills County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. Mills County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Mills County was formed in 1887, and citizens built a county jail in Goldthwaite the following year. In 1889, Goldthwaite was chosen county seat, and Oscar Ruffini designed the first courthouse; it served at this site from 1890 through 1912, when it was destroyed by fire. The county hired noted San Antonio architect Henry T. Phelps to design this courthouse, completed in 1913 by the Gordon-Jones Construction Company. Phelps chose the Classical Revival style for the three-story structure with basement, using a rectangular form, a central, ornamental pediment and fluted, engaged columns.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002

 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12916.)
 
Location. 31° 26.995′ N, 98° 34.175′ W. Marker is in Goldthwaite, Texas, in Mills County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fourth Street and Fisher Street (U.S. 183). Touch for map. Marker is mounted next to the main (north) entrance to the Mills County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1011 4th St, Goldthwaite TX 76844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Veterans Memorial of Mills County (a few steps
North Side of Mills County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. North Side of Mills County Courthouse
Marker is mounted on the wall left of the main entrance to the courthouse
from this marker); Mills County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Town Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Mills County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Goldthwaite Eagle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mills County State Bank (about 300 feet away); Dam and Well (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mills County World War II and Korea-Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goldthwaite.
 
Also see . . .  Mills County Courthouse. A page from the Texas Historical Commission on the 2011 restoration of the courthouse. (Submitted on October 21, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Mills County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. Mills County Courthouse
View to the southwest from Fisher Street (US 183)
1889 Cornerstone of First Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. 1889 Cornerstone of First Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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