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Ellis County, Texas
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Ellis County, Texas Facts

Ellis County

When was Ellis County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 20, 1849 from Navarro County. This county was named for Richard Ellis (1781–1846), president of the convention that produced the Texas Declaration of Independence .

What is the County Seat of Ellis County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Waxahachie also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Ellis County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Dallas County (north), Kaufman County (northeast), Henderson County (east), Navarro County (southeast), Hill County (southwest), Johnson County (west), Tarrant County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Ellis County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bardwell, Cedar Hill, Ennis, Ferris, Grand Prairie, Glenn Heights, Mansfield, Maypearl, Midlothian, Ovilla, Pecan Hill, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Lancaster, Alma, Garrett, Italy, Milford, Oak Leaf, Palmer, Venus.

Ellis County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Ellis County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ellis County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Ellis County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Ellis County, TX Census Records

What Ellis County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ellis County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Ellis Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ellis Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ellis Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Ellis County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Ellis County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Ellis County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Ellis County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Ellis County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 250, Waxahachie 75168
  • Ellis County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (972) 923-5070
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1850
    • Land Records: 1845
    • Probate Records: 1850 
    • Court Records: 1850
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Ellis County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ellis County, TX?
A list of Ellis County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Ellis County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Ellis County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ellis County.

Ellis Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Ellis Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Ellis Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ellis Co. TX General and History Websites

Ellis Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Ellis Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ellis Co. TX Military Records

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