Sherman in 1891
|Motto: "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||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1368131|
History[change | change source]
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.
Present[change | change source]
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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