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Cities, Towns and Populated
The county is
named for Sidney Sherman who fought in the Texas Revolution.
Though both Sherman County and Sherman, Texas are named for
the same person, the city of Sherman is located in Grayson
County, approximately 430 miles to the
|During the early
1870s buffalo hunters entered the area and wiped out the great
herds that once roamed the region. In 1876 the Texas state
legislature established Sherman County from lands formerly
assigned to Bexar County. The area was attached to Oldham
County for administrative purposes until 1889.
|J. W. Rawlings
built a bachelor's quarters near the Coldwater springs in
1874, and by 1880 cattlemen had begun to move in to graze
their herds on the open range. The county was organized in
1889. According to the United States census, there were
thirty-four people living in Sherman County in 1890. The
agricultural census for that year reported eight farms,
encompassing 6,400 acres. There were about 500 cattle in the
area, and no crops were reported. A small rock courthouse was
built at Coldwater in 1891, and soon C. F. Randolf began to
publish the Sherman County Banner, the area's first newspaper,
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Church Histories /
Family Bibles and
2014: Mil: WW2 Honor Roll; History: 1914
County Description and Overview
2014: Obit: DONELSEN, BURGESS A. -
Transcribed by - MKK; LITTLE, SIDNEY R.; CALHOUN,
CHARLES W.; ELY, S. H.; TUCK, LON M.; GEREN, JAMES
PRESTON; MOORE, FERDINAND; BOMAR, TOM ED; STOWE,
COLONEL CHARLES L.; RICHARDSON, ROBERT RANDELL (BOB);
DICKERMAN, WILLIAM FRANKLIN; ORR, HOMER; Births: PEGGY
ANN ASTON; Marrigge Announcements: REVEREND JAMES R.
BULLOCK - ELIZABETH CAMPBELL; HAYDEN W. HEAD -
MARSHALL ELMORE; CLIFFORD DANIEL - BILLIE GARDNER;
Communitey News: Attending Conventions; Overpaying
Expenses; Mr. Randell's Plurality; Fell From His
Horse; Farmers Planting Oats; Crimes: Federal Court
Opens at Sherman; Hung Jury Discharged; Sherman; Lee
Jolly Discharged; Miscellaneous News Stories:
Sherman Paper AIssues Special on Anniversary; Back
Yard Discoveries Make Sherman Oil City - August
Updates - Frances Cooley
2014: 1890 Veterans
Schedule - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan; Obit: TODD, NORTHCUTT - Transcribed by
Bobby Dobbins Title; Obit:
NORTHCUTT - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan; Obit: DONALDSON - Transcribed by
Kristine Metoyer; Obit: BLANCK, GOULE,
SMITH - Transcribed by Camellia
2014: Cemeteries; History of County
Name - Transcribed by Cheryl Sparta; Obits: FRANKLIN - Contributed by Freda Roberts;
Obit: PHELPS - Transcribed by
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