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Near Waxahachie in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sardis United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Jesse Nelsen, April 8, 2021
1. Sardis United Methodist Church Marker
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Methodist Church activities in this area can be traced to 1845, when the Rev. Thomas Welch, a circuit-riding minister, preached a sermon. Following a brush arbor meeting near this site in 1873, a formal congregation was organized. Services were held in a log schoolhouse until 1879, when a frame church was erected to serve the Methodist and Cumberland Presbyterian congregations. A separate Methodist Church building was completed in 1904. The Sardis United Methodist Church has been a part of Ellis County history for over one hundred years.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7076.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 32° 25.837′ N, 96° 54.264′ W. Marker is near Waxahachie, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is on Sardis Road west of Saralvo Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian TX 76065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sardis Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Waxahachie Chautauqua Building
Sardis United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, April 8, 2021
2. Sardis United Methodist Church and Marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Getzendaner Memorial Park (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dunlap-Simpson House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Waxahachie City Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Paul Richards Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); Henry Curry (approx. 4.2 miles away); N. P. Sims Library and Lyceum (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waxahachie.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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