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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Sherman, TX

Galaxy Drive-In Theatre

Galaxy Drive-in Theatre, has 4 screens with a double feature on each screen. Take a trip down memory lane at this nostalgic ...

Weimar Golf Club

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

Calvert Country Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Fairfield Lake Widlife Viewing

Surrounding woods are oak, hickory, cedar, elm, dogwood, and redbud, which offer sanctuary for many species of birds, and mar...

Sneed Log Cabin

In 1838, Joseph P. Sneed crossed the prairies on horseback to bring his family and the Bible to a new home in Texas. He and h...