Goldthwaite is the county seat of Mills County, Texas, and is centrally located at the crossroads of US Hwy 84, US Hwy 183, State Hwy 16, FM 574, and FM 2005. We are also served by Burlington/Santa Fe Railways. Our town has an estimated population of 2,000.

Goldthwaite got its beginning when the railroad began working its way to connect the East and West. The town was named after a man named George (Joe) Goldthwaite who was an official of the railroad. The City was chartered in 1907.

The Chamber of Commerce is very active and is located in our historic jail which was built in 1888. Our historical museum is located in downtown Goldthwaite. Goldthwaite offers a full service of restaurants, motels, retail shopping, banking facilities, nursing homes, medical services and RV parks. Goldthwaite is supported by a variety of churches.

Goldthwaite is on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail. Nestled in the beautiful hill country of Central Texas, Goldthwaite awaits you, ready to delight and surprise you with holiday treats for the whole family. Join us for a fantasy experience throughout the holidays for special seasonal events, spectacular lighting, and splendid shopping in the friendly, small town atmosphere.

Historic Jail
Court House in December


The civic center and livestock facilities are hosts to many activities throughout the year. They are conveniently located next to our rodeo arena. Events such as our youth rodeo, stock shows, banquets and other events are held here during the year.

Goldthwaite Public School is a Class A school that boasts of state football championships: Class A - 1985 - Class 2AA - 1993 & 1994. It excels in other UIL competitions including academics, basketball, track, tennis, and golf. We also have excellent summer baseball programs for tee ball, little league, and pony league with two recently completed baseball fields.

We have a large number of resident and non-resident Texas hunters, because our area offers some of the finest Texas hunting to be found! Deer, quail, dove and turkey are plentiful! Many private ranches offer fine hunting leases. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for information on these leases.

We appreciate the hunters and sports persons who visit our town every year. Texas hunters are welcomed every year with a special day of recognition. A bar-b-que, sponsored by the Mills County Trophy Wildlife Management Association, is provided for the land owners and hunters to promote conservation through wildlife management.

Mills County
Mills County
Mills County


Goldthwaite, Texas represents a community of concerned citizens who share common values for community progress and improvement. A place to relax and enjoy life, we are a caring community looking towards the future.

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