The city's name comes from a Native American word meaning “buffalo creek." In the 1800s, the Shawnee Trail went through what is now the Historic Downtown District. Waxahachie has an abundance of Victorian-style homes with "gingerbread" trim, and several movies have been made featuring its old buildings and homes. For a map of these sites, visit the Ellis County Museum.

Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

2000 Civic Center Lane.


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