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Ennis (Ellis County)

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Ennis was established in 1872 along the alignment of the Houston and Texas Central (H&TC) Railway. The town was laid out by Theo Kosse, and within two years the new community had a population of 300. Free lots were offered to any Christian group that would build a church. In 1894, the H&TC selected Ennis as its northern division operations center, building a roundhouse and shops (all demolished). The area’s economy has been sustained by cotton and cattle into the twenty-first century.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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