Ellis County, Texas

Cities, Towns & Communities

Alma | Bardwell | Ennis | Ferris | Garrett | Italy | Maypearl | Midlothian | Milford | Oak Leaf | Ovilla | Palmer | Pecan Hill | Red Oak | Waxahachie – county seat

History

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

Location

Waxahachie, TX 32° 23′ 11.5116″ N, 96° 50′ 53.9916″ W