Waxahachie Texas Welcome
The Downtown Square in Waxahachie, with its charming turn-of-the-century architecture and friendly people, is truly a time capsule of an era long since past. One can easily take a step back, for just a little while, to a place and time when values were a little clearer and life a little simpler. Waxahachie offers the visitor this opportunity to use their imagination to go back to another era such as turn of the century 1905, or perhaps the roaring 1920's by just walking the downtown square. Your imagination is your only limitation!
The Enchanted Cottage
Once upon a time there was an Enchanted Cottage in Waxahachie!
The Enchanted Cottage Tea Room - was one of those special little hidden secrets in Waxahachie several years back. Located just a few blocks from the downtown square, in a remodeled historic structure, The Enchanted Tea Room was just that! This quaint little Tea Room was a dining experience. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, bright and cheery and the service was excellent.
The business was doing very, with so many people wanting to visit have tea and lunch. You could hardly stir-em with a stick sometimes! Sadly The Enchanted Tea house is no longer in business and I know a lot f people were sadden to see this little business close down.
Ellis County was formed December 20, 1849, from Robertson and Navarro counties. It was named for Richard Ellis, President of the March, 1836, Independence Convention.
The first meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court was held on August 19, 1850. The court placed an order with Joseph Wittenberg to build a courthouse with the specifications that it was to be constructed of logs, 16 feet by 18 feet in size, and cost no more than $59. Wittenberg could not get logs and construct the building for that price, so he bought a log building in Dallas County and moved it to Waxahachie with two teams of oxen. By using volunteer labor, he was able to rebuild the structure in time for the first session of District Court on October 28, 1850.
College Street Restaurant and Pub
We have been informed that The College Street Pub is now a Smoke Free Restaurant. Smoking will be allowed outside on the patio and balcony. And a new restaurant review will be added shortly Located at 210 N College Street, this is one of our favorite places. Great food. My personal favorite is the Reuben.
Here at the College Street Restaurant and Pub we strive to be an authentic taste of England with a little bit of a Texas flair. We are a family business with deep family roots in England which allows us to provide our customers with a true Pub-like experience and atmosphere.
When the Catfish Plantation Restaurant in Waxahachie, Texas is mentioned, the first thing people usually ask is "that's the haunted restaurant, isn't it?" Yes, it is. It is known far and wide in that realm. However, we locals know they have the best catfish around.
Waxahachie Preservation Society
Since its revival in 2000, the Waxahachie Chautauqua has come alive again in the form of an annual one-day Assembly held the last Saturday in September. Educational, inspirational and entertaining programs are presented by respected scholars, artists and teachers in the restored Chautauqua Auditorium, in old-fashioned tents, and in the surrounding pastoral shaded setting of Getzendaner Park. Lectures and performances revolve around a particular theme that is viewed through the arts, humanities and sciences. The goal of the revived Chautauqua is to continue the unique spirit and tradition of the historic Chautauqua by offering a place for discovery and renewal.