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SARDIS, TEXAS (Limestone County). Sardis is on Farm Road 2705 five miles west of Mexia in north central Limestone County. It was established, probably in the 1870s, by a former slave and Primitive Baptist preacher. The Sardis school had thirty-seven students and one teacher in 1897. A church and a few scattered houses marked the community on county highway maps in the 1940s, but only the church was shown on maps in the 1980s.


Walter F. Cotton, History of Negroes of Limestone County from 1860 to 1939 (Mexia, Texas: Chatman and Merriwether, 1939).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "SARDIS, TX (LIMESTONE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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