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Sherman County

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 southeast.

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, there.

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Website Updates:
Mar 2015: Death News: BYARS; Crime News: Former Friends in Fatal Shooting, BARNET; Weather News: Church News: Methodist Church, Misc News: HUSTON new planting methods, TAYLOR has 10 Living Grandparents; Visiting News: PHILIPS, COBB, JACKSON, PLUNK
Dec 2014: News: Known Newspapers of Sherman County
Sept 2014: Mil: WW2 Honor Roll; History: 1914 County Description and Overview
Aug 2014: Obit: DONELSEN, BURGESS A. - Transcribed by - MKK;
Jul 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
Jun 2014: Cemeteries; History of County Name - Transcribed by Cheryl Sparta; Obits: FRANKLIN - Contributed by Freda Roberts; Obit: PHELPS - Transcribed by Camellia




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