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A Short Tour of the
Ellis County Courthouse

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They were taking no chances with jury tampering in Ellis County!
Here, we can see that they saw fit to install a heavy steel safe door
on the room juries use for their deliberations.
Perhaps the District Clerk also stored the county funds.

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Here's the room as it appears today.

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A view of the southwest side of the Ellis County Courthouse with the bronze statue of Richard Ellis, by international and Smithsonian registered sculptor, A. Piccirillo. Ellis County history began over 150 years ago, and was named after Virginia born Ellis who was President of the defiant 1836 Constitutional Congress, which declared Texas independence from Mexico

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