History of Midlothian

Founding Families

The settlement of Ellis County and the naming of Midlothian
Founding Families

Agrarian Economy

The origins of Midlothian's cotton and cattle-raising economy
Cattle Farms & Cotton Gins


How Midlothian's educational community began in a one room log cabin
The First Schools


How the railroad and highway systems shaped Midlothian
Trails and Rails

Prior to World War II

The entrepreneurs and early businesses of Midlothian
A Growing Center of Commerce

Post World War II

How a unique geological formation helped make Midlothian the "Cement Capital of Texas"
The Rise of Industry