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

Sherman County

 
 
Sherman County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Sherman County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from
Young and Bexar Territories
Created August 21, 1876
Organized June 13, 1889
Named in Honor of
General Sidney Sherman
1805-1873
Commander of the Left Wing of the
Army at the Battle of San Jacinto
Member of the Texas Congress
1842-1843
County Seat, Coldwater, 1889
Stratford, Since 1901

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4676.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 13, 1889.
 
Location. 36° 15.599′ N, 102° 2.685′ W. Marker is near Stratford, Texas, in Sherman County. Marker is on U.S. 287 5 miles south of U.S. 54, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sidney Sherman (approx. 5.6 miles away); Removal of Archives From Coldwater to Stratford
Sherman County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Sherman County Marker
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(approx. 5.6 miles away); Sherman County Courthouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Sherman County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Sherman County Marker
View north on highway U.S. 287
 
 
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 247 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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