Our Mission

The purpose of the Mills County Historical Commission is to preserve, protect and promote history within the County, and to support the programs of the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Historical Commission administers the National Register of Historic Places within Texas. It also identifies Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks and recognizes them with Official Texas Historical Marker medallions and descriptive plaques. Finally, the Commission identifies State Archeological Landmarks and Historic Texas Cemeteries.

The Mills County Historical Commission cordially invites anyone to attend the regular monthly meetings that are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Mills County Courthouse third floor history room.

Members are appointed by the Mills County Commissioners' Court: the Honorable Kirk Fulk, Mills County Judge; Mike Wright, Commissioner Precinct 1; Jed Garren, Commissioner Precinct 2; Robert Hall, Commissioner Precinct 3; Jason Williams, Commissioner Precinct 4.

The Mills County Historical Commission is currently headed by Lynetta Barnett, Chair; Richey Reed, Vice-Chair and Marker Chair; Rose Lee Head, Secretary/Reporter; J. C. Mason, Treasurer; Gerald Hale, County Attorney, Parliamentarian. Membership includes J. Don Barnett, Ramona Flores, Billy Hale, Laverne Hale, Ronnie Head, Marilyn Johanson, Judy McKinney, Diane Phillips, Shirley Reed, and Caroline Schwartz.

The MCHC is supported by the Commissioners' Court, memorials and donations, and proceeds from the sale of its publications. MCHC oversees applications for historical markers, assists in their purchase and holds dedication ceremonies. It also encourages an early interest in local history with programs for school age children and awards several scholarships a year to graduating Mills County seniors.