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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Sherman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sherman and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Sherman:
    • 41.578992, -73.496606
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Sherman
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Sherman ...

We have found 46 communities that share the name Sherman.

Within Connecticut, the name Sherman is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 46 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Sherman [Jefferson County].
      • Sumter County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Sherman [Sumter County].
    • Alaska
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alaska community of Sherman.
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This Sherman is located in Shasta County and lies 2,500 miles [4,023.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Sherman.
    • Colorado
      • Eagle County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Sherman [Eagle County].
      • Hinsdale County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Sherman [Hinsdale County].
    • Florida
      • Okeechobee County
      • This Sherman is located in Okeechobee County and lies 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okeechobee County community of Sherman.
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Sherman [Kootenai County].
    • Illinois
      • Sangamon County
      • This Sherman is located in Sangamon County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<2> to the west of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sangamon County community of Sherman.
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Sherman [Randolph County].
    • Iowa
      • Hardin County
      • This Sherman is located in Hardin County and lies 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km]<2> to the west of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Sherman.
      • Poweshiek County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Sherman [Poweshiek County].
    • Kansas
      • Allen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sherman [Allen County].
      • Cherokee County
      • This Sherman is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km]<2> to the west of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Sherman.
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sherman [Johnson County].
      • Leavenworth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sherman [Leavenworth County].
      • Linn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sherman [Linn County].
      • Nemaha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sherman [Nemaha County].
      • Reno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sherman [Reno County].
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sherman [Sedgwick County].
      • Wilson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sherman [Wilson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Grant County
      • This Sherman is located in Grant County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Sherman.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Sherman is located in Aroostook County and lies 389 miles [626 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Sherman.
      • Penobscot County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Sherman [Penobscot County].
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Sherman [Allegan County].
      • Wexford County
      • This Sherman is located in Wexford County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wexford County community of Sherman.
    • Minnesota
      • Blue Earth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Sherman [Blue Earth County].
      • McLeod County
      • This Sherman is located in McLeod County and lies 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLeod County community of Sherman.
    • Mississippi
      • Pontotoc County
      • This Sherman is located in Pontotoc County and lies 970 miles [1,561.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pontotoc County community of Sherman.
    • Missouri
      • Linn County
      • Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Sherman.
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Sherman is located in Saint Louis County and lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<2> to the west of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Sherman.
    • Nebraska
      • Furnas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Sherman [Furnas County].
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Sherman [Elko County].
    • New Mexico
      • Grant County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Sherman [Grant County].
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Sherman is located in Chautauqua County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<2> to the west of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Sherman.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Ashtabula County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Sherman.
      • Huron County
      • This community is historic and although located in Huron County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Sherman.
      • Richland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Sherman [Richland County].
      • Summit County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Sherman [Summit County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Wayne County
      • This Sherman is located in Wayne County and lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Sherman.
    • South Dakota
      • Minnehaha County
      • This Sherman is located in Minnehaha County and lies 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Minnehaha County community of Sherman.
    • Texas
      • Grayson County
      • This Sherman is located in Grayson County and lies 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Sherman.
    • Washington
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Sherman [Lincoln County].
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Sherman is located in Jackson County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Sherman.
    • Wisconsin
      • Portage County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Sherman [Portage County].
    • Wyoming
      • Albany County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Sherman [Albany County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherman ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Birch Groves [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Groves
    • Birch Groves [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Sherman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch Groves
  • Bulls Bridge [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulls Bridge
    • Bulls Bridge [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Sherman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulls Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulls Bridge
  • Chimney Point [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Point
    • Chimney Point [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Sherman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Point
  • Dogtail Corners [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtail Corners
    • Dogtail Corners [Dutchess County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Sherman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtail Corners
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hickory Haven [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
      • Hickory Haven [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Haven
    • Joyceland [Fairfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyceland
      • Joyceland [Fairfield County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyceland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lanesville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesville
      • Lanesville [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesville
    • Lower Merryall [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Merryall
      • Lower Merryall [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Merryall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Merryall
    • Quaker Hill [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Hill
      • Quaker Hill [Dutchess County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Hill

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Sherman. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Terryville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<5>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Thursday June 22, 1809 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday March 6, 1885 at the age of 75. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Timothy Shay Arthur<5>
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Sunday February 23, 1823 and died in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 18, 1901 at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Sherman.
      • Bloomfield is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<5>
    • Ann Blyth     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mount Kisco (New York) on Thursday August 16, 1928
      • Mount Kisco is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Sherman.
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Torrington is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<5>
    • James Cagney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Stanfordville (New York) on Sunday March 30, 1986 at the age of 86. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Stanfordville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<5>
    • Bliss Carman     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Fredericton (New Brunswick) on Monday April 15, 1861 and died in New Canaan (Connecticut) on Saturday June 8, 1929 at the age of 68. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (York County, New Brunswick).
      • New Canaan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bliss Carman<5>
    • Joe Colombo     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Saturday June 16, 1923 and died in Newburgh (New York) on Monday May 22, 1978 at the age of 54. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Colombo<5>
    • Elmer Nathan 'Al' Corwin     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Friday December 3, 1926 and died in Geneva (Illinois) on Thursday October 23, 2003 at the age of 76. He is buried at River Hills Memorial Park (Kane County, Illinois).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Nathan 'Al' Corwin<5>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
    • James Douglas     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 20, 1929 and died in Bethlehem (Connecticut) on Saturday March 5, 2016 at the age of 86.
      • Bethlehem is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Douglas<5>
    • Andrew Jackson Downing     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1815 and died in Riverdale (New York) on Wednesday July 28, 1852 at the age of 36. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson Downing<5>
    • Geraldine Farrar     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Melrose (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 28, 1882 and died in Ridgefield (Connecticut) on Saturday March 11, 1967 at the age of 85. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ridgefield is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Geraldine Farrar<5>

How Far From Sherman to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sherman to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Sherman and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Sherman to Hartford, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 262 miles [421.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,637 miles [9,071.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,346 miles [10,212.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,222 miles [6,794.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sherman. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Sherman could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sherman) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sherman. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sherman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5790, Longitude: -73.4966    
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sherman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Sherman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.541 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.205 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.043 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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