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Ellis County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Ellis County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 20, 1849
County Seat Eastland
Courthouse



Contents

County Courthouse

TexasEllisCourthouse.jpg
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

Cities and Towns: | Alma | Avalon | Boz | Forreston | Garrett | Italy | Milford | Oak Leaf | Palmer | Telico | 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

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Texas County Tax rolls 1836-1910

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

References

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

 

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