Ellis County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Ellis County, Texas (Map It) 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 .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Ellis County is bordered by Dallas County (north), Kaufman County (northeast), Henderson County (east), Navarro County (southeast), Hill County (southwest), Johnson County (west), Tarrant County (northwest) .

Ellis County Cities and Towns 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.. A Map of Ellis County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Ellis County, Texas Courthouse Records

Ellis County, Texas Courthouse
Ellis County, TX Courthouse

The Ellis County Courthouse is located in Waxahachie, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Ellis county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Ellis County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1850, Land Records from 1845, Probate Records from 1850 and Court Records from 1850. The County Clerk's office 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.
  • Ellis County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Ellis County, Texas Census Records

Ellis County, Texas Vital Records

Ellis County, Texas Resources

Ellis County, Texas External Links

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