Ardis Family Cemetery

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Ardis Family Cemetery
Street Address:
Off S. side SC 781, 1000 ft. E. of int. w/CR 1347, Beech Island vicinity

Site Number:
Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
April 30 1986
Construction Date:
circa 1880
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Vacant/Not In Use
Construction Method:
Roof Materials:
Signficant Architectural Features:
Ardis family cemetery; covers approx. 900 sf in densely overgrown grove of trees located within a field; most graves have horizontal stone markers supported by 2-3 foot high brick bases; 1 aboveground mausoleum, stuccoed brick w/arched top, partially open, cast-iron coffins visible, 3 adults, 1 small child, 1 infant; children reportedly those of Ben Hankinson, who died in latter 19th C.; site extensively vandalized OUTBUILDINGS: None
Historical Information:
Burial site of the Ardis family, descendants of early Swiss settlers in Beech Island area; Mrs. May Ann Dunbar, d. June 1847; Mrs. Eliza Galphin, d. June 1837; Abram Ardis, d. Feb. 1837; Abram Ardis, Esq., d. 30 May 1817; Mrs. Susannah Ardis, d. 15 Mar. 1807; James H. Ardis, d. April 1851
Source of Historical Information:
"4 Centuries & More". Vol 1, #1, p. 3

Related place
Aiken County