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Ellis County Courthouse

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Address: 101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-0405
Phone Number: +1 972-825-5000
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Beautiful!

The architecture is beautiful inside and out of this historic structure! The guide we had the day we visited was very interesting and informative. I don't know though if guides... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The architecture is beautiful inside and out of this historic structure! The guide we had the day we visited was very interesting and informative. I don't know though if guides are available on a daily basis or if it was just because of the Texas Country Reporter festival.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ellis County Courthouse was built in 1895. In 2002 restoration work was complete which returned it to it's former glory. The courthouse is in daily use by several county departments, courts and judges. It is open to the public. However, access is now accomplished by a lower floor access ramp on the north side of the building so security... More 

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Italy, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Ellis County Courthouse is one of the iconic Texas courthouses. It was recently renovated but the exterior remains authentic. It is worth taking the time to see all of the old court houses as they are a testament to our Texas heritage and are all architectural wonders!

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Many neat things to see on this building and tales to hear about its creation. Very cool little town square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The architecture of the Ellis County Courthouse is magnificent. The grounds are well kept and there is good parking nearby. It is a good idea after spending time taking in all the subtleties of the beautiful design of the courthouse, to take a walk around Waxahachie downtown, visiting antique shops and quaint dress shops. Dove's Nest is a lovely place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is one of Texas' crown jewels of the historic courthouse's. i absolutely love the architecture. Beautiful stone work and carvings adorn this magnificent building. I wish I could have gone inside.

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Thank Will E
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Come visit Waxahachie for shops you won't find in every town and a courthouse that is beautiful and well taken care of.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The true center point of Ellis County. The architecture is a treat to the eye. I cannot help myself but take dozens of photos every time I visit. Recommend you take a good look the next time you go to the Texas Country Reporter Festival which happens all around the building.

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Thank NavyDallasite
Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Italian stone carvers were hired to help with the work on this late 1800's structure of pink granite and pink Texas sandstone. Truly a work of art with a love/hate story about the Italian carver and a young miss whose portraits are carved around the structure, going from lovely to an evil gorgyle appearance. You've got to hear it from... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Ellis County courthouse is a beautiful structure with wonderful history. I live in Ellis County and can't help but marvel at it's majesty each time I see it. Don't miss the story of the faces on the courthouse.

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