||The English used in this article may not be easy for everybody to understand. (September 2011)|
|• City Council||Mayor Bill Magers
Joe N. Smith
Robert G. Softly
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||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1368131|
Demographics[change | edit source]
History[change | edit source]
Sherman was created in 1846 by the Texas legislature. Sherman got its name from General Sydney Sherman. That was the name of a hero of Texas's revolution.
Sherman had some human and environmental problems over the years. For example, a huge tornado happened in 1896.
A race riot 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.
However, Sherman continued to grow, especially when a pilot training base called Perrin Field was built there. Perrin Field was closed in 1971.
Present[change | edit source]
Sherman is about 65 miles north of Dallas at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 75 and US 69. It has a lot of institutions. 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 | edit source]
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- "Brief History of Perrin Air Force Base". Perrin Field Historical Society. 2004-07-01. http://www.perrinfield.org/history.htm. Retrieved 2011-12-02.