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Near Stratford in Sherman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A.

 
 
County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
1. County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  Born in Massachusetts, 1805. Led his crack Kentucky Militia Company to join Texas Army in War for Independence. Commanded cavalry wing, Battle of San Jacinto. Major-General and Congressman, Republic of Texas. Built second railroad west of Mississippi River. First engine to run in Texas was "General Sherman", named in his honor. Put in command of fortifying Galveston, most valued seaport in Texas, at outbreak of Civil War. Set up marine guard and batteries of cannon. Lost eldest son in Galveston recapture, 1863. Gen. Sherman died in 1873.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1087.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 21.164′ N, 102° 2.326′ W. Marker was near Stratford, Texas, in Sherman County. Marker was on U.S. 54 2.4 miles east of U.S. 287, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Stratford TX 79084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within
<i>site of</i> County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. site of County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. Marker
7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Sherman County Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Removal of Archives From Coldwater to Stratford (approx. 2 miles away); Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek (approx. 4.6 miles away); Sherman County (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
<i>site of</i> County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. site of County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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