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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sherman, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Grayson County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Grayson County, TX (38) Collin County, TX (96) Cooke County, TX (16) Denton County, TX (27) Fannin County, TX (25) Bryan County, OK (10) Love County, OK (3) Marshall County, OK (1)  GraysonCounty(38) Grayson County (38)  CollinCounty(96) Collin County (96)  CookeCounty(16) Cooke County (16)  DentonCounty(27) Denton County (27)  FanninCounty(25) Fannin County (25)  BryanCountyOklahoma(10) Bryan County (10)  LoveCounty(3) Love County (3)  MarshallCounty(1) Marshall County (1)
Location of Sherman, Texas
    Grayson County (38)
    Collin County (96)
    Cooke County (16)
    Denton County (27)
    Fannin County (25)
    Bryan County, Oklahoma (10)
    Love County, Oklahoma (3)
    Marshall County, Oklahoma (1)
 
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1Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 11905 — Butterfield Overland Mail Route Through Grayson County
In the mid-19th century, mail traffic between the eastern United States and the western states and territories was accomplished via Panama and Cape Horn. In 1857, Congress authorized the postmaster to contract a new overland mail service. The . . . Map (db m73214) HM
2Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 12500 — Courthouses of Grayson County
From pioneer log cabins to a native Texas limestone structure, Grayson County courthouses have taken many shapes and sizes since the county's establishment in 1846. The first courthouse, a frame building on bald prairie a few miles west of the . . . Map (db m73211) HM
3Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 14456 — Eleventh Texas Cavalry
In May 1861, a frontier unit was organized at Camp Reeves in Sherman. Drawing volunteers from Cooke, Grayson, Hopkins, Red River, Fannin, Collin, Titus and Bowie counties, the regiment began with nearly 900 men and officers. Initially led by the . . . Map (db m73248) HM
4Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 11908 — Federal Building (United States Courthouse)
After the Sherman Division of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas was established in 1902, plans were made to construct this building to serve the court and the postal service. U. S. Treasury Department Supervising . . . Map (db m73399) HM
5Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — Gold Star Mothers
In honor of Grayson County Gold Star Mothers [Dedicated] Nov. 11, 1975Map (db m73392) WM
6Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 7376 — Grayson County
In the mainstream of Texas history for more than a century, this area was, in 1837, the site of Colonel Holland Coffee's trading post, a landmark structure at the Preston Bend crossing of the Red River. It was a focal point, beginning in . . . Map (db m73242) HM
7Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — Grayson County C.S.A.
[Front] Military, defense and supply center in the Civil War. 11th Tex. Cav. Regt. raised in this and area counties, May 1861. Removed immediate danger from North by capture [of] Forts Washita, Cobb, Arbuckle in Indian Territory. Beef for . . . Map (db m73382) HM
8Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 13166 — Hall Furniture Building
Former Missourian and Civil War veteran Rufus Gaines Hall established a Sherman dry goods store in 1868. The company prospered, in part because it sent 30 notion wagons to sell supplies to settlers on rural farms across 13 counties in North . . . Map (db m73390) HM
9Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 7398 — Home County of Conservationist Allison Mayfield
Opened law practice here, 1884. Became an assistant attorney general of Texas, 1893. Won election, 1897, to Railroad Commission; served 26 years — 16 years as chairman. The commission had been created in 1891 to regulate shipping rates . . . Map (db m73237) HM
10Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — Japanese Model 92[1932] 70 mm Howitzer
Used extensively throughout WW2 468# Gross Weight Range: 3,075 Yds. Impact Burst: 40 Yds. Restoration completed April 2004 due to the efforts of: Grayson County Red River Valley Chapter of the MVPA (Military Vehicle . . . Map (db m73234) HM WM
11Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 7412 — Ninth Texas Cavalry
The Ninth Texas Cavalry consisted of about 1,000 mounted volunteers from Grayson, Tarrant, Hunt, Hopkins, Cass, Red River, Titus, and Lamar counties. They gathered about 15 miles northwest of here at Brogdon's Springs on October 2, 1861, and . . . Map (db m73243) HM
12Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 12955 — Peter W. Grayson
Peter Wagener Grayson was born in 1788 in Bardstown, Virginia (later part of Kentucky) to Benjamin and Caroline (Taylor) Grayson, members of a politically prominent family. He served in the War of 1812 and worked in Louisville as an attorney, . . . Map (db m73251) HM
13Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 11527 — President Roosevelt's Visit to Grayson County
One of the most festive events in Sherman's early history, Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 appearance here marked the first visit of a President of the United States to Grayson County. Traveling to San Antonio to attend a reunion of the . . . Map (db m73236) HM
14Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 12871 — Site of Binkley Hotel
In the 1870s, a joint stock company was organized to construct a hotel in Sherman. One of the largest stockholders was Judge C.C. Binkley, a community leader for whom the hotel would be named. Binkley was also president of the Merchants and . . . Map (db m73402) HM
15Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 11537 — Site of Old Sherman Opera House
Formerly a 3-story Victorian structure with twin cupolas. Built by Capt. L. F. Ely, who made the bricks in his city factory. Lavish interior had carpeted aisle, damask curtains and red plush seats. Benches in economy section were called the . . . Map (db m73404) HM
16Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — Stone from Old Ox Mill
[Millstone marker text is damaged] Here passed Marcy's California Trail 1849 Butterfield Trail 1858 Rededicated [November 22,] 2013 Moved and restored by Love Monument Company in cooperation with Judge Drew Bynum and . . . Map (db m73220) HM
17Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — The First Confederate Monument Erected in TexasApril 3, 1896
under the auspices of the Ex-Confederate Association of Grayson Co. Tex. Organized July 21, 1888 Changed to Mildred Lee Camp U.C.V. May 21, 1892. Sacred to the memory of our Confederate Dead: true patriots. They fought for home and . . . Map (db m73252) HM
18Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — War Memorial
In Honor of All War VeteransMap (db m73383) WM
19Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — World War I Memorial
In honored memory of the men of Grayson County who served in World War I 1917 - 1918 Duty, Honor, Country Well Done Be Thou At PeaceMap (db m73384) WM
 
Apr. 18, 2021