Waxahachie has 227 properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This is 20% of the Texas entries in the Register.
in nearby Getzendaner Park. The era of self-improvement provided a money-making
opportunity for promoters and speakers in the late 19th and early part of the
20th Century. This structure was built in 1902.
On the square you will
find the Ellis County Museum in a beautifully restored building at 201
South College. Be sure to examine the detail on the front door hinges. Like most
museums, this one has a lot of old things, but here they are in better condition
and the individual items are a little more unusual. Check out the cotton bale
scale. The gift shop has an excellent book of historic Ellis County photos, including
the railroad yards at Ennis.
At 515 West Main you will find the Nicholas
P. Sims Library. Sims was a farmer who donated funds for the library which
was built in 1902.
On the NE corner of the square is the recently restored
Rogers Hotel. Patrons could sleep on the rooftop during summer months,
and there was a natarorium in the basement. Northern baseball teams like the The
Detroit Lions and Chicago White Sox would winter here.
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Photo courtesy David Cole, October 2012|
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The county was named after Richard
Ellis, who presided over the 1836 Texas Constitutional Convention.
The city was named after nearby Waxahachie Creek, a Tonkawa
Indian word for Buffalo
Ellis monument on lawn of Ellis County Courthouse
by Kelly McMichael Stott
Photographs Courtesy of
The Ellis County Historical Museum
The Making of America Series.
Photo courtesy John Stankewitz|
& Places of Ellis County"
Jeanne Moseley's Column : "Good
Day for a Story":
Jeanne is host of "People & Places of Ellis County"
Friday mornings at 7:00 AM on KBEC Radio 1390 AM
by Bob Bowman
Dominating Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie, a large wooden,
octagonal-roofed pavilion stands as a symbol of entertainment and enlightment
in the days before movies and television...
Ellis by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales" Column)
likeness stands frozen in bronze outside the courthouse of the county bearing
his name, but Richard Ellis is a long way from being one of the more-recognized
figures in Texas history....
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deserves a weekend visit. The chamber can furnish you with information on the
courthouse, historic home driving & walking Tours, the annual Gingerbread
Trail Home Tour in June, and a map of local homes and buildings and the movies
in which they appeared. |
Chamber of Commerce - 102 YMCA Drive
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