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SHERMAN, TEXAS

Grayson County Seat, North Central Texas
US 75 and Hwy 56
9 miles S of Denison
60 miles N of Dallas
27 miles W of Bonham
Population: 31,584 (1990) 35,082 (2000)

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Sherman Texas street scene with Texas Theatre and ghost signs
The Texas Theatre in Sherman, Dec. 1986
Photo courtesy Billy Smith
History in a Pecan Shell

Sherman was established in 1846. The city was named after Texas General Sidney Sherman who served at San Jacinto. The county was named after Peter Wm. Grayson, who was a diplomat and state official.
Sherman,  Texas cotton
Headquarters Birge-Forbes Cotton Co., Sherman, Texas
Postcard from Will Beauchamp Collection
People & Stories
  • Hanging a Dead Man by Bob Bowman
    George Hughes of Sherman may have been the only man in East Texas to be lynched while he was dead...
  • Jesse James in Texas by Bob Bowman
    In 1863, during the Civil War, William Clark Quantrill led his guerillas from Missouri to winter quarters in north East Texas. Among the men who rode with him were Jesse and Frank James. Quantrill camped northeast of Sherman in Grayson County, and Jesse developed an affinity for the town, and later spent his honeymoon there, using money taken in a Missouri train robbery...more
  • Tramp Printers by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales" column)
  • Sherman Landmarks/Attractions

  • Grayson County Courthouse
  • Red River Historical Museum: Carnegie Library Building c. 1912
    301 South Walnut Street
    Notice WPA art on the walls
  • C. S. Roberts House: c. 1886
    915 S. Crockett Street
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  • Sherman Texas 1891
    "Appears on a part of an industrial complex, most of which is now vacant." -
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
    Sherman Texas Federal courthouse eagles
    Eagles over the Federal Courthouse in Sherman
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
    Sherman TX 1914 Federal Bldg
    Federal Building in Sherman
    Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
    Sherman Tx Union Station
    Sherman Union Station
    Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
    Nearby Destinations:
    Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge -
    Over 300 bird species recorded.
    11,300 acres of land and water on Lake Texoma.
    From US 75 between Sherman and Denison, take FM 691 to county airport, FM 1417 North 1.5 miles. Follow signs to the Refuge.

    Sherman Tourist Information

    The Sherman Chamber of Commerce
    307 West Washington, Suite 100 Sherman, Texas 75090
    903.893.1184 or Toll Free 888.893.1188

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