Sherman in 1891
"Classic Town. Broad Horizon"
Location of Sherman, Texas
|• City Council||Mayor Cary Wacker |
Joe N. Smith
Robert G. Softly
Deputy Mayor Pamela L. Howeth
|• City Manager||George Olson|
|• City||38.6 sq mi (100.0 km2)|
|• Land||38.5 sq mi (99.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||735 ft (224 m)|
|• Density||977.5/sq mi (384.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1368131|
The city of Sherman had some human and environmental problems over the years. For example, a huge tornado happened in 1896. A race riot, which is a type of violent protest, happened in 1930 after a black man was accused of raping a white woman. People from the town burned the man in his jail cell and took his body into the streets. The people also burned down the black business district.
Sherman is about 65 miles north of Dallas at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 82. It has a number of public schools and colleges. It even has its own symphony orchestra, which is not common for a city of its size. Manufacturing is a big part of the local economy. Also, several national companies have plants in Sherman. It is a good city for tourism and international students.
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