Investing in Ovilla TX Real Estate
Ovilla, on upper Red Oak Creek in northern Ellis County, is the oldest town in the county. It began in 1844 as a fortified settlement and grew as settlers arrived in the area to attend brush arbor meetings of the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which was started by Rev. Finis E. King in 1847. Ovilla grew rapidly until early 1900, when two fires ravaged its entire business area. City leaders had resisted the highway and train growth during the 1800s. When the fires destroyed the business center, Ovilla slowly grew, without trains or busy highways. Today, this historic village is a peaceful enclave of Ellis County.