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Ellis County Courthouse

101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-0405
+1 972-825-5000
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Stop for a Picture

On our way from Dallas to Austin we stopped at Waxahachie just to take some pictures of this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Loved this fascinating living piece of history

Our 10 year old grandchild visited the building and was awed by the bullet hole on the first floor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
North Houston, Texas
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101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-0405
+1 972-825-5000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On our way from Dallas to Austin we stopped at Waxahachie just to take some pictures of this beautiful red building. This is the second time that we visited this town. The location of this building is in the middle of the town.

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 10 year old grandchild visited the building and was awed by the bullet hole on the first floor and the gargoyles that could be seen throughout the architecture. But you don't have to be ten to enjoy the history of this courthouse. Stories abound...More

Thank Aon28
Reviewed 30 June 2017

this building has beautiful architecture and great history. good place to take kids for history lessons and one of the best court houses in Texas.

Thank acopeland2017
Reviewed 25 June 2017

One of the pretties courthouses in Texas, this place is easy to check out and just a beautiful piece of eye candy that was created. Sulphur Springs has a mini version of this courthouse. You can walk around a lot of the inside of this...More

1  Thank cityslickerindasouth
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Be sure & visit! Very well put together & they also have info for other events going on! Not to be missed! Open to all ages

Thank jwiebe952
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A step back in time...visitors are welcome and sometime impromptu tours could occur! Stop in and say hello.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We walked around the building and my friend explained that the architect added interesting faces into the carving. At the beginning of construction he was in love with a woman and carved her beautiful face into the columns. But she cheated on him and the...More

Thank Audrey G
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning courthouse, big blocks of granite all around the base. Faces carved in stone on all four corners. Gargoyles for drainage and stone birds on top. Beautifully lit at night and fun to see during the day.

Thank maejmom
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Free parking. Self guided. Well marked and labeled. Inside an old building that was a department store. The two top floors were the masonic Lodge. Lots of textiles.

Thank TravelinTexans77
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Claims to be the most photographed courthouse. Not sure how anyone would know that but it is beautiful and the area around it has lots of shops and restaurants. It is quite enjoyable to spend the day exploring the area!

Thank Kristen A
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21 June 2015|
Response from ChubbaHill | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they were ever jailed there but they did have plenty of history in town. I have been told that they kept an apartment at the Rogers Hotel in Waxahachie as a hide away. Unfortunately, the Hotel and all of it's... More