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Town of Ennis

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US 287 and NW Main St., Ennis, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 19' 39.628812", -96° 37' 39.542916"
    Texas State
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    Founded 1872 as market town on Houston & Texas Central Railway; Named for an H. & T.C. official, Cornelius Ennis (1813-1899). Cumberland Presbyterian built first church, 1872; First school session opened 1873. Chezchslovaks settled here 1874, adding a new segment to Anglo-French-Mexican-Texans employed in cattle and cotton economy. In 1892 banker Joseph Baldridge and associates secured H. & T.C. division shops for the town. In 1911 St. John's school was established here. In 20th century, local industry, recreation areas, and municipal services spur continuing growth.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Town of Ennis Historical Marker Location Map, Texas