Waxahachie: Full of Small Town Charm

Located beyond the southern suburbs of Dallas, Waxahachie is the county seat of Ellis County, Texas. Waxahachie was founded in August 1850 on a donated tract of land given by the early settler, Emory W. Rogers, a native of Lawrence County, Alabama, who migrated to Texas in 1839. Aside from its rich history, Waxahachie has plenty to offer residents in terms of culture and recreation. The Scarborough Renaissance Festival, a popular Renaissance-themed fair, opens annually during the months of April and May. The city’s annual Gingerbread Trail Festival is another local favorite. Beyond the occasional yearly festival, other stable points of interest include the Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse, considered to be among the most beautiful of the older Texas courthouses, the Children’s Museum of Waxahachie, and Ellis County Art Associate & Museum. For outdoor enthusiasts, the area features several parks such as Getzen Daner Park, Richards Park, and Chapman Park where you can enjoy an afternoon of fun recreation.