Introduction to Ennis, Texas
Ennis, Texas, in Ellis county, is 30 miles S of Mesquite, Texas (center to center) and 33 miles S of Dallas, Texas. The city is considered part of the Dallas metropolitan area. Ennis has a population of 16,045.
The Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company purchased a 647-acre plot in Ellis County in 1871. They established the line's northern terminus on the plot. The City of Ennis was established on this area in May, 1872. It was named after Cornelius Ennis, an official with the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. Ennis served as the Mayor of Houston and was an incorporator and director with the Great Northern Railroad.
Ennis and nearby Attractions
- The Texas Motorplex
- Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum
- 85 Speedway
- Historic District Antique and Craft Shops
- The Annual National Polka Festival
- Eagle Rock Golf Club
Things To Do In Ennis
The residents of Ennis seek to retain the historic allure at the turn of the century. The downtown area has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The community organizes a variety of beautification programs and festivals. The Main Street is done with red brick and lined with native trees, turn-of-the-century lights, festive banners, and park benches that have been placed outside antique shops. All this gives the area a charming old-fashioned look.
One can avail of flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Ennis Higher Education
Navarro College, Mountain View College, Dallas Baptist University, and Eastfield College offer courses for higher studies.