Lancaster is located in the state of Texas and a city in Dallas County. They are where the city presently-stands was founded as a frontier post and were one of Dallas County’s earliest settlements that were established. At present, it is now a suburban community that is situated and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is about 15 miles going south of Downtown Dallas. Along with Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville, Lancaster is part and known to be the Best Southwestern area. The first known group to settle in the area the present-day Lancaster stands was Roderick Rawlins and his family who came from Greene County in Illinois. The group left for Texas, and Rawlins and his two sons-in-law came to the area ahead so they can be able to choose the general area where they will settle. You can still find rolling prairies on country back roads dotted by nice subdivisions and homes. On the other hand, Lancaster boasts a $17 million leisure complex that features a 60,000 square foot recreation center, 170-acre community park, a 23,000 square foot Library, and an indoor water park. Its location is another strong point— Lancaster provides easy access to one of the most diverse and largest metropolitans in the nation, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. While many will consider Lancaster a bedroom community, its proximity nearby cities gives residents the best of both worlds in quiet, peaceful neighborhoods that’s only a 15-minute drive away from Dallas County. Lancaster also attracts tons of visitors who want to experience popular local attractions like the Cedardale Park, Captain R A Rawlins House, Dallas County - Justices Of The Peace, Church of Christ Cold Springs, Confederate Air Force, and the Edgewood Cemetery.