Waxahachie is located in Ellis County, Texas. “Waxahachie” is an Indian word meaning “cow creek”. Waxahachie is locally known for its elaborate Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse, considered by many to be among the most beautiful courthouse in Texas. The city also features several examples of Victorian Architecture. Employment opportunities in the city are mainly industry oriented. Among the larger non-industrial employers in the city are Waxahachie Independent School District and the Baylor Medical Center.