Located south of Joe Pool Lake and the cities of Arlington and Grand Prairie, the city of Midlothian played an important part in the mid to late 1800s as the halfway point between Dallas and Cleburne with the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad.
Now, this city at the northwest corner of Ellis County covers 28-square miles of rolling hills along the Great Texas Escarpment. Residents have maintained the area’s rural small-town heritage, yet have grown both residentially and industrially. Life- style choices range from rural ranch to downtown historic homes, with a progressive commercial center and state-of-the-art industry that includes leaders in manufacturing, recycling, high technology systems, engineering and assembly. Due to its central location and industrial base, Midlothian is home to more than 20 contract carriers with full-service terminals.
Known as the self-proclaimed “Steel and Cement Capital of Texas,” the Midlothian-based Chaparral Steel Company ranks as the most productive in the United States Three other cement plants are here, too—Texas Industries, North Texas Cement Co. and Holnam. And, Midlothian’s status as a foreign trade zone plays host to several automobile manufacturers, including Mazda Motor of America and Nissan.
Midlothian ISD offers a full range of technical, vocational and academic courses, including gifted, special education and advanced placement courses, and students’ SAT scores continue to rank above the national average. The city is also home to two 18-hole golf courses, four parks, three tennis courts, and is just 10-miles from popular Joe Pool Lake.