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Mills County, Texas

Mills County is located in the West Central Texas and features hills and plateau draining to the Colorado River with sandy and loam soils. Local economy consists of agribusiness and hunting leases.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $904K
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $4.5M
Total Listings 66
Avg. Days On Market 67
Avg. Price/SQFT $539

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Where is Mills County, Texas?

  • Mills County is in central Texas, bordered on the north by Comanche County, on the east by Hamilton County, on the south by San Saba and Lampasas counties, and on the west by Brown County.

  • The county lies partly in the Grand Prairie region and partly in the western Cross Timbers. The county was named for John T. Mills, and its area covers 734 square miles of hills and plateaus that drain to the Colorado River, its western boundary. Elevations range from 1,100 to 1,700 feet above sea level. A range of hills, the Cowhouse Mountains, extends from southeast to northwest, and picturesque San Saba peak (1,712 feet), covered by cedars and large white rocks, is a local landmark. Pecan Bayou flows north to south across the western section.

Adjacent Counties

  • Comanche County (north)
  • Hamilton County (northeast)
  • Lampasas County (southeast)
  • San Saba County (southwest)
  • Brown County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Mills County

  • Mills County Historical Museum travelers the ability to see old family heirlooms and old Native American equipment used for surviving. 
  • The peak at San Sabasa is also located in Mills County. Goldthwaite hosts a bike rally in April and an old-timer's rodeo in May. Fishing and hunting support a tourist industry on the Colorado River.

Farming and Ranching in Mills County

  • Soils are alluvial, black waxy, sandy, and loam; timber includes live oak, post oak, cottonwood, shinnery, and pecan. Temperatures in Mills range between an average minimum of 34° F in January to an average maximum of 87° F in July. The average annual rainfall is 27.52 inches, and the growing season lasts 230 days. The county's agricultural economy produces an income of $28 million annually, 90 percent of which is from sheep, beef cattle, goats, and hogs; crops of small grains, sorghums, and forage account for the remainder. Manufactures, chiefly of farm equipment, yield $2,200,000 annually. Fishing and hunting support a tourist industry on the Colorado River.

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