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Sherman, Connecticut, USA - The Farmhouse Built 1723 Timber Trails, Sherman, Conn.

Sherman, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Sherman was named after Roger Sherman, one of the nation’s founding fathers and the only American to sign four important historical documents: the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.


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The Farmhouse Built 1723
Timber Trails, Sherman, Conn.
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Lake Candlewood from Allen's Camp, Sherman, Conn.
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Lake Candlewood from Allen's Camp, Sherman, Conn.
Sherman Center Church, 1907
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Sherman Center Church, 1907
Sherman Town Meeting, 1907
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Congregational Church, 1909
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Timber Trails, Sherman, Conn.
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1802 - (Sherman, CT) - Incorporated in 1802, the town took its name from founding father Roger Sherman.

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1819 - Sherman
Sherman is a township, situated in the northwest corner of the county, 60 miles from Hartford; bounded on the north by Kent, in Litchfield county, on the east by New-Milford, on the south by New-Fairfield, and on the west by the State of New-York; having an average length of 9 and a half miles, and an average breadth of only 2 and a half miles, containing 23 and three-fourths square miles...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1839 - Sherman
Sherman, Connecticut
Fairfield county. Sherman was formerly the north part of New Fairfield, and incorporated in 1802. Population, 1830, 947. It is 60 miles S.W. from Hartford, 13 N. from Danbury, and bounded W. by the state of New York. There is a variety of soils in the town but they are generally strong, warm, and productive of grass and grain. A branch of the Housatonick waters the town. Iron ore is found here.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839


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1871 - Runs in the family
Royal Briggs, who committed suicide at Sherman, Conn., the other day, was the last of six brothers who have made way with themselves.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 18, 1871
1906
Sherman, a post-village of Fairfield co., Conn., in Sherman township (town), about 13 miles N. of Danbury. Pop. of the town in 1900, 658.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for something new or a visitor exploring the area, here's a list of places to go and things to do in Sherman:
Squantz Pond State Park:

Spend a day outdoors at Squantz Pond State Park. Enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. The park is known for its scenic beauty and is a great spot for relaxation.

White Silo Farm & Winery:

Experience the delightful combination of wine tasting and farm exploration at White Silo Farm & Winery. Sample their unique fruit wines and stroll through the picturesque vineyards.

Audubon Center at Bent of the River:

Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the Audubon Center at Bent of the River. This wildlife sanctuary offers walking trails, birdwatching, and educational programs. It's a serene place to connect with nature.

Hidden Valley Preserve:

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the trails at Hidden Valley Preserve. The preserve features well-maintained paths that lead to scenic viewpoints, making it a favorite among hikers and nature lovers.

Sherman Historical Society Museum:

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Sherman, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorDaniel MOSHER (1 July 1709, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram) - 1772, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorThomas HUNGERFORD (1721, - 1 April 1808, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorStephen BARNES (5 November 1730, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA (Goodspeed's Landing) (Moodus) (Leesville) (Hadlyme) - 2 March 1816, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorReuben OSBORN (4 March 1735, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (Southport) (Greenfield Hill) - 9 March 1828, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorEleanor MIDDLEBROOK (1 March 1738, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (Southport) (Greenfield Hill) - 9 February 1823, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorAbel SEELYE (1 October 1739, New Milford, Connecticut, USA - 6 December 1806, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorLevi HUBBELL (1747, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook) - 12 December 1773, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorDaniel BUCK (1755, - 26 September 1802, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJosiah BUCK (25 January 1756, New Milford, Connecticut, USA - 14 July 1813, Sherman, Connecticut, USA)

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