Five Points, Texas

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Five Points is an unincorporated community in Ellis County, Texas, United States. It is located on Farm to Market Road 876, approximately eight miles southwest of Waxahachie.[1]

The settlement has existed since the late 1800s, and was named for its strategic location where five roads meet. The population in 2000 was 10.

Five Points is part of the Waxahachie Independent School District.

A historic cotton gin there, the Five Points Cotton Gin, was the filming location of at least two scenes in the 1984 Sally Field drama movie Places in the Heart.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five Points , Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ "Places In The Heart: Five Points Cotton Gin". Blog for Ellis County Texas History. July 20, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Five Points CO-OP Gin". Includes lovely Faber-Castell PITT artist pen-drawn picture of the cotton gin building.

Coordinates: 32°16′43″N 96°54′06″W / 32.278747°N 96.901599°W / 32.278747; -96.901599