Sherman, Texas

city ​​in and county seat of Grayson, Texas, United States

Sherman is a city in northern Texas near Dallas and Oklahoma. It is the county seat of Grayson County.[5][6]

Sherman, Texas
Sherman in 1891
Sherman in 1891
"Classic Town. Broad Horizon."
Location of Sherman, Texas
Location of Sherman, Texas
Sherman is located in Texas
Location in Texas
Sherman is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°38′28″N 96°36′36″W / 33.64111°N 96.61000°W / 33.64111; -96.61000
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City46.22 sq mi (119.72 km2)
 • Land46.15 sq mi (119.52 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Urban
35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Metro
979 sq mi (2,536 km2)
735 ft (224 m)
 • City43,645
 • Density953.56/sq mi (368.17/km2)
 • Urban
61,900[2] (US: 438th)
 • Urban density1,722.9/sq mi (665.2/km2)
 • Metro
 • Metro density130/sq mi (50/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code903
FIPS code48-67496[3]
GNIS feature ID1368131[4]

History change

Sherman was created in 1846 by the Texas legislature.[7] The city got its name from General Sydney Sherman.[8] He was a military hero during the Texas Revolution.

The city of Sherman had some human and environmental problems over the years. For example, a huge tornado happened in 1896.[9][10] 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.[11]

However, Sherman continued to grow, especially when an Army Air Field for pilot training, Perrin Air Force Base, was built there in 1941. Perrin Field was closed in 1971.[12]

Present change

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.

References change

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. Census of Urban areas
  3. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Sherman (Texas, United States) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  6. "Grayson County, Texas". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  7. "5 Largest Cities in Texas".
  8. "Communities KTEN Serves - Sherman Denison Ardmore News Weather Sports". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  9. "Sherman, TX Tornado, May 1896 - Death Rode the Gale, part 1 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in Tragedy, Disasters, Fires, Floods". 2007-11-15. Retrieved 2011-12-01.[permanent dead link]
  10. "Tornado decimates Texas town — This Day in History — 5/15/1896". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  11. "A Painful Present as Historians Confront a Nation's Bloody Past". World History Archives. 2000-02-22. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  12. "Brief History of Perrin Air Force Base". Perrin Field Historical Society. 2004-07-01. Archived from the original on 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2011-12-02.