Introduction to Sherman, Texas
Sherman, Texas, in Grayson county, is 30 miles N of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 59 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Sherman - Denison metropolitan area. Sherman contains a population of approximately 35,082.
The Texas Legislature passed an act on March 17, 1846, to establish Grayson County. That act also designated the community as the seat of the county. In 1847, the post office was established. Before the year 1850, the city was also officially incorporated under Texas law. Soon afterwards, the Butterfield Overland Mail route had a stop here. The famous outlaw, Jesse James, spent a part of his honeymoon in the city.
Sherman and nearby Attractions
- Captain Noble Allan Birge House
- Midway Shopping Center
- Pentecostal Church of God
- West Hill Cemetery
- South Branch Choctaw Creek
- Associated Travel
Things To Do In Sherman
Captain Noble Allan Birge House was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1988. The house was built for the second time in 1896 following a tornado that destroyed the first structure built on the same site in 1877. Midway Shopping Center allows tourists to obtain good deals on various merchandise. Bearcat Stadium frequently hosts various sporting events that visitors can attend as spectators. Associated Travel provides guided tours of nearby places of interest.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Dallas Love Field Airport.
Sherman Higher Education
Grayson County College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Collin County Community College-Central Park provide higher education to the people of Sherman.