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Welcome to Sherwood ...

So far, we found very little information about Sherwood. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sherwood to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sherwood, please Contact Us.

Sherwood was located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

Sherwood would have been located within present day Irion County<2>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Sherwood, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Sherwood is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Sherwood is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Sherwood was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sherwood would have been located in the (325) area code.

Communities Also Named Sherwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Sherwood: This one is located in Irion County and the other is located in Brazoria County.

Beyond Texas, there are 54 communities that are also named Sherwood - they are located in Alabama (3), Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sherwood.

Communities near Sherwood ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Sherwood.

  • Knickerbocker
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Christoval
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Barnhart
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Carlsbad
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlsbad have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlsbad
    • Carlsbad is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlsbad <4>
  • San Angelo
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Grape Creek
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grape Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grape Creek
    • Grape Creek is located in Tom Green County
  • Water Valley
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Water Valley is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sherwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sherwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sherwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sherwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sherwood. See our Newspapers Page for Sherwood.

Adding Sherwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sherwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sherwood was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Sherwood post office opened in 1881.

We also found Sherwood in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sherwood.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sherwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Irion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sherwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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