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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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Obit: DONELSEN, BURGESS A. - Transcribed by - MKK
LITTLE, SIDNEY R.
CALHOUN, CHARLES W.
ELY, S. H.
TUCK, LON M.
GEREN, JAMES PRESTON
BOMAR, TOM ED
STOWE, COLONEL CHARLES L.
RICHARDSON, ROBERT RANDELL (BOB)
DICKERMAN, WILLIAM FRANKLIN
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
Mr. Randell's Plurality
Fell From His Horse
Farmers Planting Oats
Crimes: Federal Court Opens at Sherman
Hung Jury Discharged
Lee Jolly Discharged
Miscellaneous News Stories: Sherman Paper AIssues Special on Anniversary
Back Yard Discoveries Make Sherman Oil City
August Updates - Frances Cooley
1890 Veterans Schedule -
Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
NORTHCUTT - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins
Obit: NORTHCUTT -
Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
Obit: DONALDSON -
Transcribed by Kristine MetoyerObit:
BLANCK, GOULE, SMITH - Transcribed by
- June 2014: Cemeteries; History
of County Name - Transcribed by Cheryl Sparta;
Obits: FRANKLIN - Contributed by
Freda Roberts; Obit: PHELPS -
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