Near Waxahachie in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The earliest marked grave in the Sardis Cemetery is that of Susan Jane Rachael (Peevey) Kelly, who died in childbirth in 1871. Early settler Robert Mayfield donated land for the graveyard for the use of families in the Sardis Community. The burial site contains the graves of veterans from several wars and of many area pioneers. Over the years, there has been an informal association with the nearby Methodist church. In 1924, the Sardis Cemetery Committee was organized to handle matters concerning this rural Ellis County graveyard.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7074.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 32° 25.872′ N, 96° 54.927′ W. Marker is near Waxahachie, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is on Honeysuckle Road west of Saralvo Road, on the right 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 United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Waxahachie Chautauqua BuildingGetzendaner Memorial Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dunlap-Simpson House (approx. 4 miles away); Waxahachie City Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Paul Richards Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); Henry Curry (approx. 4.7 miles away); N. P. Sims Library and Lyceum (approx. 4.7 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 33 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.