The strong economy of the late 1800s and 1900s resulted in a construction boom in and around the downtown area, with large beautiful Victorian homes being built. The historic and famous Ellis County Courthouse was completed in 1895. It is still the center point of Waxahachie and the historic courthouse is visited by travelers from all around the world.
When the Great Depression hit in the 1930s, the demand for cotton decreased and most of the gins and mills were closed. Waxahachie then entered the automobile age, and was able to greatly benefit due to its proximity to US 77, US 287, and I-35. It’s also worth noting the Superconducting Super Collider, which was to be the world’s largest and most energetic particle accelerator in the world, was around the Waxahachie area in the late 1980s into the early 1990 before being cancelled by Congress.
Waxahachie is home to several public schools, private schools, and colleges. There’s over 10 public parks for residents to enjoy as well as a lake on the south side of town. There’s dozens of art and cultural events throughout the year, the largest being the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. You also have a large choice of restaurants as well as other retail shopping to satisfy your needs.
Method Pools has been a part of the Waxahachie community for a while now. Our office is based here in town and we love the city. Learn more about our Swimming Pool Services in Waxahachie