Explore Ellis County

Want to live the small town life or experience country living? Ellis County is waiting. Bordering Dallas County to the south, Ellis County is a short distance and easy commute from the hustle and bustle of the DFW metroplex. From Ennis, TX to the east along I-45 to Midlothian, TX to the west along Hwy 67 and Waxahachie in between along I-35E, you’ll find all you need to live a comfortable laid back lifestyle within thirty minutes of downtown Dallas. With a population of nearly 150,000 people and covering an area of approximately 952 square miles Ellis County has thriving business communities, outstanding educational institutions, and amenities for all ages.

Each city has its own cultural and historical identity with Waxahachie being the County Seat , its impressive courthouse on the downtown square is surrounded with antique stores, local businesses and eateries. Host to the Crepe Myrtle Festival and Gingerbread Trail, Waxahachie attracts thousands of visitors year round. Twelve miles to the east of Waxahachie, Ennis is steeped in its Czech heritage hosting the annual National Polka Festival, Bluebonnet Trails and the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex located between the two cities on Hwy 287.

Midlothian, shares in the County’s small town charm as the Southern Star of DFW as it’s known. Growing from its agricultural roots, Midlothian has quickly become one of the fastest growing cities in the DFW area. I urge you to check out the cities website to learn more about their communities and how Ellis County is the ideal place to live, work and play.

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Chamber Websites

Waxahachie ChamberEnnis ChamberMidlothian Chamber