Ellis County, Texas

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Revision as of 02:30, 17 February 2009

United States  > Texas > Counties E > Ellis County

Contents

County Courthouse

The County Courthouse is located in Waxahachie, Texas and their website is http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/

History

The first settlement was in 1843.

 

Parent County

1849--Ellis County was created 20 December 1849 from Navarro County. County seat: Waxahachie [1]

The Texas State legislature officially established Ellis County on December 20,1849. The county was named for Richard Ellis, president of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1836.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns: Alma, Avalon, Boz, Forreston, Garrett, Italy, Milford, Oak Leaf, Palmer, Telico

Cities: Bardwell, Ennis, Ferris, Maypearl, Midlothian, Ovilla, Pecan Hill, Red Oak, Waxahachie

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Rootsweb-Ancestry Cemetery indexes for Ellis County

Gloria B. Mayfield Cemetery Indexes for Ellis County

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Texas County Tax rolls 1836-1910

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).