Sherman

Sherman (HMF9B)

Location: Sherman, CT 06784 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 34.739', W 73° 29.804'

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Originally part of New Fairfield, which was purchased from the Indians in 1729, the area then known as the Upper Seven Miles was separately incorporated as the Town of Sherman in 1802.
The town was named for Roger Sherman who, as a young man, had a cobbler shop at the north end. He was to become the only statesman to help draft and sign all of the following documents: the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. A native of Sherman was Philo Penfield Stewart, missionary to the Choctaw Indians, inventor of the Stewart stove, and in 1833 a founder of Oberlin College in Ohio.
The Character of the town as a farming community devoted to dairying, grazing, and tobacco-growing changed after 1926 when, for hydroelectric power, eight hundred acres of Sherman land were flooded in the creation of Lake Candlewood.
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HM NumberHMF9B
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Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker NumberHMF9B
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTown of Sherman, Sherman Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:07am PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] MATTDS01  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 625315 N 4604124
Decimal Degrees41.57898333, -73.49673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 34.739', W 73° 29.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 34' 44.3400" N, 73° 29' 48.2400" W
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Area Code(s)860
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 CT-37, Sherman CT 06784, US
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Across the street from the Sherman Consolidated School.

Jul 31, 2015 at 11:05am PDT by mattds01

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