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Community of Sardis, AR

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Sardis is a small unincorporated community located roughly twelve miles east of Benton. Sardis is one of two communities that make up Saline County’s Hurricane Township. (The other being Fairview.) For many years, Sardis had a unique and beloved landmark known as the Shoe Tree.

Saline County was cut from Arkansas’s Pulaski County on November 2, 1835, by the Territorial Legislature. Afterward, the county was divided into townships, with the area around Hurricane Creek being named Hurricane Township. White settlers and farmers began to move into what are now Sardis and Fairview before statehood.

In 1869, Sardis Methodist Church South was built on a donated parcel of land. Members of seven charter families were the first attendees, and the community that emerged around the church took its name from it. Sardis Campground, built in 1884, became the site where members of Sardis Methodist Church South held their annual revivals.

The growth of bauxite mining in nearby Bauxite caused the community’s population to swell. Early Sardis was split between two religious denominations, Methodists and Baptists, and remains so in the twenty-first century. 

In the late 1960s, residents of Sardis began tying pairs of shoes to the branches of an old oak tree at the intersection of Hogue and North Sardis Road. Each pair was hung there in remembrance of a loved one. After many years, the Shoe Tree became a local landmark. In June 2017, however, the tree was showing obvious signs of age and decay, and a committee was formed to discuss what to do with it. Saline County Judge Jeff Arey reported that he had been informed by arborist Greg Rooney that the tree was a safety hazard and had to be removed. On June 15, 2017, the Saline Courier reported that the Sardis Shoe Tree had been cut down. The shoes were laid to the side so they could be reclaimed. Plans were developed for another Shoe Tree to be planted in a different location by the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Kenneth Chaloner, a local sculptor, was selected by the Shoe Tree Committee to make a carving of the tree.


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