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Ellis County Courthouse

101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-0405
+1 972-825-5000
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wonderful old building

this building has beautiful architecture and great history. good place to take kids for history... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
acopeland2017
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Red Oak, Texas
Beautiful building

One of the pretties courthouses in Texas, this place is easy to check out and just a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
cityslickerindasouth
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Dallas, Texas
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101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-0405
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+1 972-825-5000
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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 2 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
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had an opportunity to walk around the building and read the informational signs. The building has beautiful architecture and a great history. We were not able to get inside but it was worth the time we spent..

Thank coveys2017
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great story behind the architect. Ask at the museum or any local shop owner for info! I love shopping the square. Local people are friendly and I really like shopping there. The courthouse is a beautiful anchor for the downtown area.

Thank ktwski2017
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mikebeam45
21 June 2015|
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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
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