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Sherman, Texas

Sherman was established as the county seat when Grayson County was organized in 1846. It was first laid out a short distance west of the present location, but because of scarce firewood and water, it was moved to its present site in 1848. The city was named after Gen. Sidney Sherman, the Republic of Texas cavalry officer credited with the famous slogan, "Remember the Alamo!" Early establishment of several colleges, as well as a drama club, earned Sherman title of "Athens of Texas."

Today, Sherman remains a jewel in its cultural offerings, especially for a city its size, featuring the Sherman Symphony Orchestra and the Sherman Community Players live theatre troop. Live music abounds, especially in the summertime, with the Hot Summer Nights free concert series on the Municipal Lawn. Austin College, a private, coeducational liberal arts institution, provides residents and visitors with cultural and educational offerings throughout the year.

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Things to do near Sherman, TX

St. Monica's Catholic Church

Founded in 1883, the congregation of St. Monica's Catholic Church erected this structure in 1927-28 after a fire had destroye...

Oak Grove Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Shady Oaks Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Frontier Gallery

A unique western art gallery and proud licensee of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Fine limited-edition prints, scu...