Sherman, Kentucky

Sherman Tavern, 1932
The story of the Sherman Tavern is here.
(Free Bourbon!)

The Friends of Sherman Tavern are doing a restoration project
 to save this historical building.  For more, contact Barbara Brown,
1002 Rogers Road, Crittenden

The Sherman Tavern (pdf) is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Sherman School.
Sherman School
From a Facebook post by Grant County PVA

Sherman was hit by a devastating tornado in 1920. Also here.

Additional tornado stories here.

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Sherman Baptist Church, 1948 Charles Atkin's Store and Residence, 1901, on Dixie Highway, at the sw corner of the road to Mt. Zion


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Point’s Surprise Band, Sherman, Kentucky
The only man identified for us is Ray Wynn (1903-1954), who's on the far right.
Thanks to Lt. Col. Billy Wynn, USAF, Ret., for the image.

If you can identify others in the picture, please email us.

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“Sherman.- This is a beautiful little village, situated o the C. S. R. R and Lexington Pike, about midway between Dry ridge and Crittenden.  Four passenger trains arrive here daily, two going North and two going South. The surrounding neighborhood is composed of hard-working farmers, who raise fine horses, hogs, cattle and sheep, and it is a well-known fact that this portion of Grant county produces the finest corn heat and tobacco of any in the State.  Our village continues to grow and promises to rank next to Williamstown in a few years.” From the Covington Daily Commonwealth, September 5, 1879.

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C. C. Adams, 1900

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Horse thief Jim Collins is swung into eternity, here. Additional details here.
Were the folks doing the lynching found guilty?
14 year old Sherman girl elopes with 30 year old in 1883; father in hot pursuit, here, and here.
  A few words on Sherman, 1881, here, and from 1879, here.

During a heavy storm at Sherman, Ky., a schoolhouse, with the children in it, was blown into a field.  No one was reported killed in the town, but there were 30 or 40 persons injured and great property damage done.  Greencastle (Indiana) Herald, June 8, 1920

Details on the 1920 storm in Sherman are here.

“Sherman. - Al Potts accidently shot himself while looking into the muzzle of his revolver to see why it did not discharge.”  Williamstown Courier, October 25,  1894.


Serman Post Office

Sherman's post office operated from 1865 to 1969.

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