Cities, Towns & Communities
Ellis County 1858. This county is in the northern part of the State, and above the Pacific Railroad.
Waxahatchie, the county-seat, is decidedly a beautiful and rising town, situated contiguous to a good supply of timber, blessed with plenty of excellent water, healthful, and surrounded with the best wheat-growing region to be found. Emigrants with small means, and who desire to cultivate a remunerating soil, cannot do better than go to Ellis County. Sheep, cattle, and horses do well, and have an abundance of free pasture. – Braman’s information about Texas, 1858