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Welcome to Sherman, Texas

Sherman Chamber of Commerce logoClassic town, Broad horizon

 Sherman Texas is currently the largest city in Grayson County, serving as the governmental center.  The Grayson County Courthouse, the Federal courts and the appraisal district are all located in Downtown Sherman,

Known for its historic landmarks, there is a strong determination to preserve the best of the past while stepping forcefully into the future.  One example of this commitment is the Downtown Sherman Preservation & Revitaliztion, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving, promoting and revitalizing downtown.  When the citizens of this small community have a vision - things get done! 

Perhaps it is the community commitment of the residents that makes Sherman a special place.  Sure there is affordable housing, a strong economy, shopping, excellent medical facilities, and exemplary schools but what makes things happen are the people. 

Home to Austin College and the county seat of Grayson County, Sherman is a vibrant hub of activity.

Sherman is recognized as the crossroad of North Texas - Hwy 82 traveling east-west and Hwy 75 traveling north-south - it is just a hour from major cities in Texas and Oklahoma. 


Sherman Downtown Now

Envision a livable downtown neighborhood. Tree-lined sidewalks filled with places to eat, shop, socialize and experience.

This is our vision of Sherman Downtown Now!

Ours is a unique urban community located less than an hour north of the DFW metroplex. As Sherman’s city center and county seat of Grayson County, the neighborhood has a long and rich past, and we are now looking forward to a bright future as a sustainable mixed-use community. Our neighborhood already boasts a mix of retail shops, restaurants and cafés, arts and sports venues, professional services and opportunities for urban living. In addition, we are currently in the early stages of a full-scale development plan for the neighborhood. Whether you are a Sherman resident or are from out of town, a prospective business owner or developer, this site should offer you the resources you need. Browse the site and join us in our celebration of Sherman Downtown Now!




Sherman starts Downtown Streetscape improvements

The objective of the Downtown Sherman Streetscape project is to enhance and revitalize the downtown Sherman area for businesses and increase safety for visitors and pedestrians, with the focal area of the project being around the Grayson County Courthouse.

Sherman Economic Development Corporation

Since its inception, the Sherman Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) has focused on a mission and strategy to grow the primary employment sector - those companies with statewide, national and international markets. The Sherman City Council approved a new SEDCO Plan of Work that will be a guide for development, redevelopment and community enhancement in Sherman and the surrounding area.

The SEDCO strategy and plan of work:

  • New and small business development
  • Retention and expansion of existing industries
  • Targeted marketing and attraction of new businesses
  • Training, real estate and infrastructure development
  • Use of aggressive incentives to support the above strategies

With this plan, Sherman will outpace most other communities of similar size across the State of Texas as we continue our determination and focus on creating a positive
business climate to ensure economic success for years to come.
For More Information
SEDCO stands ready to assist you with any business information you need about Sherman and the technology corridor. We can provide comprehensive fact sheets on hundreds of acres of industrial sites in Sherman. To receive more information, call SEDCO at 800-981-2566 or visit their website http://www.sedco.org

Sherman Chamber of Commerce

Serving the businesses in the Sherman area since 1913, The Sherman Chamber of Commerce gathers and passes along information, prints borchures and promotes Sherman as a great place to live, do business and visit.

The primary function of the Chambers is as a catalyst, a common vehicle through which business and professional people work together for the common good of the city and its businesses.

The Leadership Sherman program is an important part of this strategy - offering young professionals the chance to learn how the various levels of government interact and work, develop leadership & management skills and make new friends.  Leadership Sherman boast an impressive alumni of key political figures, business owners, area industry employees and other members of the community.  For more information http://www.shermanchamber.us/

Culture and the Arts

Sherman symphony orchestraSherman Symphony Orchestra

The Sherman Symphony Orchestra began as the Sherman Civic Orchestra in 1966 with community musicians getting together under the baton of Cecil Isaac, professor of music at Austin College in Sherman, TX, to perform the Beethoven First Symphony. 

Over time this initial group grew to include professional players and a permanent place on the schedule of Community Series, Inc. concerts.  Performances were given on the Austin College campus in the 700 seat Wynne chapel.In 1992 the baton passed from founding conductor maestro Isaac to Daniel Dominick.  Maestro Dominick has since added concerts to the season, an educational program for area fifth graders, increased the orchestra’s size to more than 70  musicians, and raised orchestral standards. 

Now a fine regional orchestra, the SSO is the only symphony orchestra between the Dallas area and Tulsa. In May of 2002 the SSO moved into its new home, Kidd-Key Auditorium, near downtown Sherman.  Performances in this beautiful hall have attracted new and even larger audiences. http://www.shermansymphony.com/

Sherman Community Players

Since the Little Theatre Movement in the 1920's, the Sherman Community Players (SCP) has been presenting fine theatrical productions to the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma region. Incorporated in 1950 as a professionally directed, non-profit 501 (c)(3), community theatre, SCP has continued to garner state-wide attention for its quality season productions, children’s theatre, and educational outreach programs.The mission of SCP is the production of quality theatrical entertainment and education in the performing arts. for performance schedule visit their website http://www.scptheater.org

Photo Wilson N Jones Presbyterian Hospital

Regional Medical Facility

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - WNJ

The team of respected medical professionals offers quality care personalized to the needs of every patient we treat. You'll also find that as a faith-based organization, we extend a caring attitude to families of our patients. It's been our mission for almost a hundred  years to improve the health of those we serve—and we look forward to doing the same for you and your family.

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's number one killer. That's why rapid assessment and treatment—what you get at our advanced Heart Care Center—are so important. To learn more about expert care close to home.  http://www.wnj.org/

Grayson County Courhouse 1876Celebrating the past

Sherman, Texas

Rich past - Exciting Present - Solid Future
Sherman is in central Grayson County seventy-five miles north of Dallas on U.S. Highway 75. The city is also intersected by U.S. Highway 82, State highways 11 and 56, and the tracks of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, Southern Pacific, and Burlington Northern rail lines. The community, which is in the center of the county, was designated as county seat by the act that established the county on March 17, 1846. The town was named for Gen. Sidney Sherman, a hero of the Texas Revolution and one of the state's earliest railroad promoters.

By 1852 400 people lived in Sherman, which "consisted of a row of clapboard business buildings along the east side of the public square," and, among other things, two saloons, a district clerk's office, a doctor's office, and a church. By the end of the decade the town had incorporated and was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail route through Texas.
For more historical information visit these websites:
Texas State Historical Association:  http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hds03
City of Sherman
Weather- Old Farmer's Almanac
Historical Sites

Sherman school building

Sherman Independent School District 

“A school system characterized by an…
Unrelenting passion for excellence”
The mission of the Sherman ISD is to ensure that each student is equipped with strong academic skills in the core subject areas, to think critically and problem solve, to interact and communicate effectively with positive and responsible decision making.

The district is comprised of 8 elementary schools, 1 intermediate school, 1 middle school and 1 high school campus.  For bus routes, school zones, maps and other information visit their website  http://www.shermanisd.net
120 W. King St., Sherman, TX 75090
(903) 891-6400

Austin College Students

Austin College

Austin College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our 85-acre campus is located in Sherman, Texas, north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, offering professional and cultural opportunities
to Austin College students and alumni.

To those committed to an intellectually rigorous, values-oriented education, we are a premier college that provides transformative experiences and extraordinary opportunities to learn to think complexly and creatively about yourself, your community, and the world.

Our focus on engaging minds begins with fostering a love of learning through our friendly, supportive, and challenging faculty members. Then we encourage students to change lives—their own and those of others—through service, research, and travel

We believe in the transformative power of education and community, and it is our mission to help students seek personal growth, justice, community, service, academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity, and participation in community life.
For more information visit their website http://www.austincollege.edu
900 N. Grand Ave.
Sherman, Texas 75090-4400
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Community Events

Community Series - Winter

Texoma Earth Day Festival - Spring

St. Patricks Day, Jazz Festival - March  DSPR

Hot Summer Nights - June & July at the Gazebo, Sherman Municipal Bldg. Lawn

Sherman Arts Festival - September

Halloweenie - Last weekend in October, DSPR

Grayson County Fair - October

Fright Fest - October

Christmas Parade & Snowflake Festival- December

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