Posted in Uncategorized by admin on April 3rd, 2013
When it comes to small towns, Sherman, South Dakota is one that has most other cities in the United States beat. Sherman has a small population with less than 100 people. As far as land area goes, the town takes up only one quarter of a square mile.
It was established in March of 1888, and it became an official town less than two months later. Sherman was named for a man, Edwin Sherman, who had large expectations for the town. He wanted to see the location become a major hub for commerce and business, but unfortunately, Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on January 26th, 2013
Sherman, South Dakota, is a green spot on a windy plain. Nestled back in the gently rolling terrain of southeastern South Dakota, this is a small American town that knows how to live close to nature. Sherman began its life more than a hundred years ago as a way station on the Wilmar & Sioux Falls Railroad. Sherman was founded by Edwin Sherman and he had high hopes for the city to become a center of commerce. Unfortunately, while he was in California for the winter, the railroad moved to nearby Garretson. Years of legal wrangling ensued, and Mr. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on January 25th, 2013
The Town of Sherman, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County, began as only a train stop on the Wilmar and Sioux Falls Railroad in 1888. Later that year Edwin Sherman and his partner, plotted out eleven blocks of the town.
The town grew quickly despite being so close to the town of Garretson, due to it’s three grain elevators, that could hold nearly a hundred thousand bushels. Soon it had two general stores and a blacksmith as well as a Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on January 22nd, 2013
It may be difficult to understand the value of Sherman, South Dakota. After all, the town boasted 78 residents for the last census. That coupled with the fact that it is roughly a square quarter mile in size, it may be difficult indeed. But Sherman’s residents find more than enough value in this quaint little corner of the state.
For one, their history is enough to make their residents proud. It was an extension of the pioneering spirit by their founder, Edwin Sherman, that built the place Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on January 20th, 2013
The history of Sherman, South Dakota is one of the triumph of the underdog. Despite it’s diminutive size (the town currently has about 80 residents) it has a history of having more moxie than size. In order to appreciate this history, we have to understand the landscape of the time it was found.
The year was 1888. The nation was in the midst of great expanses in the railways just a few years after the end of the civil war. Railway executive Edwin Sherman co-founded the town Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on January 18th, 2013
Sherman, South Dakota is a small town located within Minnehaha County. The town was founded on March 22, 1888. The town was named after the well known railroad executive, Edwin Sherman. Sherman helped to place the first general store and market within the town.
Since it was founded back in 1888, Shermanâ€™s population has not spiked as many other towns have. According to the last census, the town has a total of 78 residents residing within its minute town lines. Though the number of residents may seem extremely low, the size of the town Read the rest of this entry »
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by www.shermansd.com on October 22nd, 2012
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