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<i>site of</i> County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
site of County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. Marker
Texas (Sherman County), Stratford — 1087 — County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A.
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 . . . — Map (db m93398) HM
Texas (Sherman County), Stratford — 1353 — Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek (creek located 6 ½ miles south)
First area in Sherman County to be settled, and only live water for miles. First settler, buffalo hunter J.D. Rawlings, came 1870s. Later County Judge. W.B. Slaughter acquired the Rawlings place about 1894. Later ran bank and store in Stratford. . . . — Map (db m93394) HM
Texas (Sherman County), Stratford — 4241 — Removal of Archives From Coldwater to Stratford
On May 2, 1901, an election was held to determine whether the Sherman County seat should be moved from Coldwater (a ranching center in the central part of the county) to Stratford (a growing town on the new railroad). Partisan feelings ran high and . . . — Map (db m93397) HM
Texas (Sherman County), Stratford — 4676 — Sherman County
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 . . . — Map (db m93400) HM
Texas (Sherman County), Stratford — 16130 — Sherman County Courthouse
The Texas legislature created Sherman County in 1876, naming it for Texas Revolutionary soldier Sidney Sherman. The county was attached to Olham county for judicial purposes until 1889, when there was sufficient population to organize. The first . . . — Map (db m93395) HM

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