Ellis County is located in the state of Texas, with a population of 149,610 as of 2010. The county is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, and was originally named after Richard Ellis, who was president of a convention credited with producing the Texas Declaration of Independence. The seat of Ellis County is the city of Waxahachie, with foundation of the county in 1849. Read more
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The major highways found in Ellis County, TX include Interstate 35E, U.S. 77, and U.S. 287, with a few others as well. Adjacent counties include Dallas County, Tarrant County, and Hill County, amongst others as well. The population has been on a steady increase through the years, bringing in many families to the area through families and married couples which greatly enjoy the amenities of the close bordering counties and the cities within Ellis County.
Ellis County is a Republican county mostly, with the last democrat carrying the county being Jimmy Carter back in 1976. There are many different cities of Ellis County, including Bardwell, Cedar Hill, Glenn Heights, Red Oak, Ovilla, and others, with unincorporated areas of the county including Rockett, Bristol, Garret, Bardwell, and others.
There were some pretty notable people who inhabited the area such as Clyde of Bonnie and Clyde.
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Listing information last updated on May 18th, 2013 at 6:00pm CDT.