Established in 1885, this Mills County seat draws hunters in the fall and winter season for white-tailed deer. Nearby Colorado River and Pecan Bayou are popular for fishing year-round.
Goldthwaite lies on U.S. 183, a segment of the Ports-to-Plains Highway. The Regency Suspension Bridge, which divides Mills County from San Saba County across the Colorado River, is one of the few swinging bridges in use in the state. Approximately 20 miles west off F.M. 574.