Ellis County Courthouse
Waxahachie, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1896
Architect -  J. Riely Gordon
Photos: Robert Deering 7/1/2003
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1850

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Richard Ellis, the President of the Texas Constitutional Convention, 1836.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Waxahachie

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Waxahachie is a Tonkawa word referring to cow or buffalo creek. The town was named after the nearby Waxahachie Creek.

COURTHOUSES: Four - 1850, 1854, 1873, and 1896.

STANDING: One -1896 Romanesque Revival building of sandstone and granite.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication October 4, 2003.

 
 

1896 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 
 
 
 
 


     
1896 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974

1896 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 7/1/2003