Sherman is located in the northern part of the state of Texas and a city and seat of Grayson County. It sits along the watershed spits that is situated in between Red and Trinity Rivers. The area where the present-day Sherman was founded around the 1840s and was named after a cavalry officer during the Texas Revolution an early railroad promoter - General Sidney Sherman. Since the are lies along the Butterfield Trail, it became a popular rendezvous for the cattle drovers, buffalo hunters, and farmers. The railroad arrived in the 1870s, and Austin College was then moved to the city from Huntsville. The town's agricultural activity includes cotton-grinning, cottonseed-oil milling, gin-machinery manufacture, and among others that were developed over the years. Sherman can be found east of the center of Grayson County, encompassing 41.5 square miles. It is 31 miles southwest of Durant, 70 miles north of Dallas, 26 miles west of Bonham, and 32 miles east of Gainesville. The city is named after a Texas Revolution hero, General Sidney Sherman. The area is home to around 40,500 people, and approximately 52% of them own their homes. The city’s median home value is $106,100, which is lower than the national average of $184,700. Majority of the residents have a conservative outlook in life. Fantastic museums and scenic parks abound in Sherman Texas. The Sherman Museum, Harber Wildlife Museum, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, and the Sherman Jazz Museum are some of the must-see destinations for history buffs in the area. Nature lovers, on the other hand, will love the Pecan Grove West Park, Loy Lake Park, Binkley Park, and Herman Baker Park.
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