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Template:Texas-stubUnited States  > Texas > Counties E > Ellis County

County Courthouse

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


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


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



Rootsweb-Ancestry Cemetery indexes for Ellis County

Gloria B. Mayfield Cemetery Indexes for Ellis County




Local Histories


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





Texas County Tax rolls 1836-1910

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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