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Sherman

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Sherman
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
44
Year Established:
1802
Year Incorporated:
1802
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
The Mallory Town Hall
9 Route 39 North
P.O. Box 39
Sherman, CT 06784
(860) 354-5281
Tuesday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 4:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 12:00 pm
Web Address:
www.townofshermanct.org/

History Brief:
The town was settled about 1736 with New Fairfield. In May 1742 was divided into a Northern and Southern Society. The Northern Society was incorporated as the town of Sherman in October 1802. Town vital records begin 1802. Barbour collection records cover 1802-1850.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:New Fairfield
 
Population (18)
Year:1810
Population:949

Year:1830
Population:947

Year:1850
Population:984

Year:1860
Population:911

Year:1870
Population:846

Year:1880
Population:828

Year:1890
Population:668

Year:1900
Population:658

Year:1910
Population:569

Year:1920
Population:533

Year:1930
Population:391

Year:1940
Population:477

Year:1950
Population:549

Year:1960
Population:825

Year:1970
Population:1459

Year:1980
Population:2281

Year:1990
Population:2809

Year:2000
Population:3827
 
Founding Families (1)
Surname:Northrop
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Briggs Cemetery
Location:On Mrs. Walsh's farm

Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Route 37

Name:Graves Cemetery
Location:Route 39

Name:Gravyard Cemetery
Location:On farm of Stevens Constable, west side of Creek Pond

Name:Hungerford Cemetery
Location:On the Irwin Atchinson Farm

Name:Leach Cemetery
Location:Leach Hollow, near Creek Bridge

Name:North Sherman Cemetery
Location:Church Road

Name:Old Graveyard
Location:Near Sherman Center, moved

Name:Pepper Cemetery
Location:Near Mauwehoo Lake

Name:Wanzer Cemetery
Location:Near Mauwehoo Lake
 
Churches (2)
Name:Holy Trinity Church (860) 354-1414
Location:15 Route 37 & 39, P.O, Box 97, Sherman, CT 06784
Website:www.holytrinityreehurch-shermanct.41pi.com/

Name:Sherman Congregational Church (860) 354-6114
Location:6 Church Street, Sherman, CT 06784
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (14)
Name:Briggs Hill

Name:Camp Aquila

Name:Candlewood Lake Estates

Name:Coburn

Name:Deer Run Shores

Name:Green Pond

Name:Holiday Point

Name:Laurel Hill

Name:Leach Hollow

Name:Mauweehoo Hill

Name:North End

Name:Quaker Ridge

Name:Spring Lake

Name:Timer Trails
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) Abstract expressionist painter
Type:Contemporary

Name:Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948- ) Russian American dancer
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Greater New Milford Spectrum Weekly (203) 744-5100
Type:Contemporary
Location:333 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Website:www.newstimes.com
 
Schools (1)
Name:Sherman School Pk-8 (860) 355-3793
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:2 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784
Website:www.shermanschool.com
 
Libraries (1)
Name:The Sherman Library (860) 354-2455
Type:Current
Location:1 Sherman Center, P.O. Box 40, Sherman, CT 06784
Website:www.biblio.org/sherman
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Historical Landmarks in the Town of Sherman, Connecticut
Author:Ruth Rogers
Date Published:1907
Publisher:Quaker Hill Conference Association
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Sherman Historical Society - by appointment (860) 354-3083
Website Address:www.shermanhistoricalsociety.org
 
Historic Timeline (29)
Date:1707
Description:Captain Nathan Gold and others from Fairfield granted land for a township north of Danbury

Date:1729
Description:The Indian sachem named Mauwehu and 12 other chiefs signed a deed giving the colonists the land.

Date:1736/37
Description:The eleven proprietors divided the "Upper Seven Miles" (Sherman) from the "Lower Seven Miles" (New Fairfield)

Date:1742
Description:The General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut granted Sherman its own parish so it could have its own church.

Date:1775
Description:The Revolutionary War - William Giddings of Sherman received his commission as captain from General Washington.

Date:1778
Description:Coming down Quaker Hill, Gen Washington and his army passed through North Sherman on their way to Boston to save the French fleet stationed there.

Date:1802
Description:Sherman incorporated from New Fairfield and named in honor of Roger Sherman.

Date:1812
Description:Men of Sherman marched to New London to protect that port.

Date:1818
Description:A fourth class port office established in Sherman.

Date:1820
Description:Sherman first establiched a stage connection and a regular mail delivery.

Date:1835
Description:Florence and Cyrus Hungerford donated the land on which the present Congregational Church stands.

Date:1850
Description:Population of 984. After this date the population started to decline as young people moved out for better opportunities.

Date:1861
Description:Civil War

Date:1867
Description:Many early town records destroyed by fire.

Date:1882
Description:Telephone service came to town.

Date:1886
Description:The town erected its first Town Hall

Date:1900
Description:The population fell below 600

Date:1902
Description:A Rural Free Deliver Route established in Sherman.

Date:1903
Description:Ruth Rogers (sister of Sherman historian, Theodore Rogers) established a literary club.

Date:1906
Description:A group of local residents and summer people built the 40-acre Lake Mauweehoo. Today it is a private club on Route 37.

Date:1914
Description:The town established a public library through gifts from two residents. Mrs Warren Allen donated land and Jane Mallory Mars donated $5000 dollars.

Date:1914
Description:World War I

Date:1926
Description:Mrs Warren Allen broke ground for the new library building.

Date:1927/29
Description:The Connecticut Light and Power Company's hydroelectric project flooded the rocky River Valley creating Lake Candlewood.

Date:1936
Description:A new consolidated school opened in the center town, replacing the half dozen rural "district" schools.

Date:1941/45
Description:World War II

Date:1949
Description:Sherman got its own post office.

Date:1968
Description:To save open space in Sherman, a group of residents organized the Naromi Land Trust.

Date:1975
Description:The creation of the Sherman Historical Society.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Sherman Historical Society
David Northrop Museum
10 Route 37
Sherman, CT 06784
(860) 354-3083

Name:Gloria Thorne
Contact Data:2 Springside Lane
Sherman, CT 06784
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1852 - Present - Earlier Birth, Marriage
Marriage:1853 - Present - and Death records may be
Death:1853 - Present - found in New Fairfield
 





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