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Encyclopedia > Sherman, Connecticut
Sherman, Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°34′46″N, 73°29′44″W
NECTA Danbury
Region Housatonic Valley
Incorporated 1802
Government
 - Type Selectman-town meeting
 - First selectman Andrea B. O'Connor
Area
 - City 60.6 km²  (23.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - City 4,129
 - Density 73/km² (189/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06784
Website: http://www.townofshermanct.org/ http:www.shermanvfd.org/

Sherman is the northernmost town of Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 3,827 at the 2000 census. The town is named for New Haven's famous Founding Father, Roger Sherman. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ... Founding Fathers are persons instrumental not only in the establishment (founding) of a political institution, but also in the origination of the idea of the institution. ... Shermans marble statute in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol. ...


The Appalachian Trail goes through the northern end of Sherman for 1 to 2 miles. Part of Squantz Pond State Park is in the town. Topographic Map Squantz Pond is located approximately 8 miles (13 km) north of Danbury, Connecticut in the towns of Sherman, Connecticut and New Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. ...


Sherman has one area on the National Register of Historic Places: The Sherman Historic District, bounded roughly by the intersection of Old Greenswood Road and Route 37, northeast past the intersection of Route 37 East and Route 39 North and Sawmill Road. The district was added to the National Register on August 31, 1991. Route 37 is a north-south state highway in Connecticut running for 18. ... Route 39 is a north-south state highway in Connecticut. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The town is the only one in Fairfield County outside the "(203)" area code (it's in "(860)").

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Education

There is one public school in Sherman named the Sherman School (http://www.shermanschool.com/) it has about 500 kids and runs from pre-school up to grade 8. There is no high school in Sherman so Sherman students can go to almost any high school they want. The current principal is Mary Boylan.


Notable people, past and present

  • Arshile Gorky, an abstract expressionist painter, hanged himself in town in 1948, at the age of 44. He is buried in North Cemetery in town. Lived on Spring lake rd. in Sherman he was under a lot of pressure from multiple tragedies occurring in his life (fires destroying much of his work, his marriage falling apart, etc.)
Historical
population of
Sherman
[4]
1810 949
1820 957
1830 947
1840 938
1850 984
1860 911
1870 846
1880 828
1890 668
1900 658
1910 569
1920 533
1930 391
1940 477
1950 549
1960 825
1970 1,459
1980 2,281
1990 2,809
2000 3,827

Vostanik Manoog Adoyan, (better known as Arshile Gorky) (April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948) was an Armenian abstract expressionist painter. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) Year 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Geography

There are many hills and According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 60.5 km² (23.4 mi²). 56.5 km² (21.8 mi²) of it is land and 4.0 km² (1.6 mi²) of it (6.68%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook

Sherman is the location of the Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook (29 letters), on the north end of town near the New Milford border. The Indian name means "water flowing from the hills," (the English wording is 17 letters long). The Naromi Land Trust in Sherman derived its name from the brook.[1]


For some time the brook was officially known as "Morrissey" Brook (9 letters), but an official name change was put into Public Act 01-194, "An Act Concerning Certain Real Property Transactions," which was approved July 11, 2001.[2] The 29-letter name was noted in an 1882 book, History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, 1703-1882, by Samuel Orcutt.[3]


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,827 people, 1,434 households, and 1,092 families residing in the town. The population density was 67.8/km² (175.6/mi²). There were 1,606 housing units at an average density of 28.4/km² (73.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.36% White, 0.55% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,434 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.09. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $76,202, and the median income for a family was $81,996. Males had a median income of $61,513 versus $42,134 for females. The per capita income for the town was $39,070. About 2.6% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Spring View of Sherman End of Candlewood Lake with Candlewood Mountain
Spring View of Sherman End of Candlewood Lake with Candlewood Mountain

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Footnotes

  1. ^ [1]Home Web page of the Naromi Land Trust Web site, accessed August 11, 2006
  2. ^ [2] Web page for Public Act 01-194 at Connecticut General Assembly Web site, accessed August 11, 2001
  3. ^ [3] Web page reproducing part of the text of History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, 1703-1882, by Samuel Orcutt at RootsWeb.com Web site, accessed August 11, 2006

August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Biography of Roger Sherman (3451 words)
Sherman was again a member; but of this day of clouds and darkness, when the storm which had long lowered, began to burst forth on every side, we can take no further notice than to mention, with gratitude and admiration, the firmness of those assembled sages who with courage, breasted themselves to the coming shock.
Sherman was conspicuous, and contributed, in no small degree, to the perfection of that constitution, under which the people of America have for more than forty years enjoyed as much civil liberty and political prosperity as is, probably, compatible with the lapsed condition of the human race.
Sherman took his seat and beside him placed one of his children, a small child, a child of his old age; the rest of the family were seated round the room; several of these were now grown up.
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Fertile valley soils are drained northward by Naromi and Wimisink Brooks and southward by Sawmill Brook and the Sherman "arm" or bay of Lake Candlewood.
The central valley, from Sherman Center north to Gaylordsville, is an area of calcium-rich carbonate bedrock weathered from an ancient sea floor when the original continental shore was thrust upward along with the adjacent mountains.
Although Sherman lost several good farms, a small number of dwellings and about 900-acres of land to the waters of the lake, it gained a magnificent lakefront of about nine miles with several islands and land for a Town waterfront park.
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