Sherman, Grayson County, Texas
Sherman is in central Grayson County seventy-five miles north of Dallas on U.S. Highway 75. The city is also intersected by U.S. Highway 82, State highways 11 and 56, and the tracks of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, Southern Pacific, and Burlington Northern rail lines. The community, which is in the center of the county, was designated as county seat by the act that established the county on March 17, 1846. Thomas J. Shannon was one of the first settlers in the area. The town was named for Gen. Sidney Sherman, a hero of the Texas Revolution and one of the state's earliest railroad promoters. A log courthouse was among the first buildings constructed in Sherman, and settlers soon began moving into the new community, which grew rapidly as a merchandising center. A post office began operating in 1847. The town originally was on a hill just west of its present location. In 1848 Sherman was relocated to a site three miles east of the original location. By 1852 400 people lived in Sherman, which "consisted of a row of clapboard business buildings along the east side of the public square," and, among other things, two saloons, a district clerk's office, a doctor's office, and a church. By the end of the decade the town had incorporated and was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail route through Texas.
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Sherman by the Numbers
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|43,645||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|44,192||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|38,521||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|35,082||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|31,584||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|30,413||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|29,061||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|24,988||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|20,150||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|17,156||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|15,713||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|15,031||1920||United States Census Bureau|
|12,412||1910||United States Census Bureau|
|10,243||1900||United States Census Bureau|
|7,335||1890||United States Census Bureau|
|6,093||1880||United States Census Bureau|
|1,439||1870||United States Census Bureau|