Sherman (town), New York

Sherman is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,553.

The Town of Sherman is an interior town in the county, west of Chautauqua Lake. Sherman is also the name of a village within this town.

History

The town was first settled around 1823. The Town of Sherman was formed in 1924 from a region of the Town of Mina.

The source of the town's name is Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The reference to Phillip or Richard Sheridan is erroneous. There is a town of Sheridan, also in Chautauqua County.

The source of the town's name is disputed as to whether it is named after Philip Sheridan, the general, or Richard Sheridan, the writer.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 94.2 km² (36.4 mi²). 94.0 km² (36.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.25%) is water.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Highway 17) passes across the north part of the town.

Regular events

Sherman Day is the 1st Saturday in August.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,553 people, 546 households, and 400 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.5/km² (42.8/mi²). There were 631 housing units at an average density of 6.7/km² (17.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.88% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 546 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,969, and the median income for a family was $39,083. Males had a median income of $26,121 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,947. About 9.5% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Sherman

  • Sherman -- The Village of Sherman in the north part of the town.
  • Slab City -- A hamlet in the west part of the town on Route 15.
  • Stebbins Corners -- A location at the eastern town line at the Route 18 and 25 junction.
  • Wait Corners -- A location in the eastern part of the town at Bailey Hill and Wait Corners Roads.

External links

town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. Usually, a "town" is thought of as larger than a village but smaller than a "city".
..... Click the link for more information.
Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2000 census, the population was 139,750. Its name is a contraction of a Seneca Indian word meaning "where the fish was taken out." Its county seat is Mayville.
..... Click the link for more information.
State of New York

Flag of New York Seal
Nickname(s): The Empire State
Motto(s): Excelsior!

Official language(s) None

Capital Albany
Largest city New York City

..... Click the link for more information.
Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
Anthem
..... Click the link for more information.
The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 persons enumerated during the 1990 Census.
..... Click the link for more information.
Location Chautauqua County, New York
Coordinates Coordinates:
Lake type Natural
..... Click the link for more information.
Sherman, New York

Seal
Motto:
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New York
County Chautauqua
Area
 - Village  0.
..... Click the link for more information.
20th century - 21st century
1890s  1900s  1910s  - 1920s -  1930s  1940s  1950s
1921 1922 1923 - 1924 - 1925 1926 1927

Year 1924 (MCMXXIV
..... Click the link for more information.
Mina, New York

Seal
Motto:
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New York
County Chautauqua
Area
 - Town  36.3 sq mi (94.
..... Click the link for more information.
Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S.
..... Click the link for more information.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman.

Early life

R.B. Sheridan was born in Dublin on October 30, 1751 at 12 Dorset Street, a fashionable street in the late eighteenth century.
..... Click the link for more information.
The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title 13 U.S.C.   11 ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce.
..... Click the link for more information.
Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of surface area, the square metre, one of the SI derived units. 1 km² is equal to:
  • 1,000,000 m²
  • 100 ha (hectare)
Conversely:
  • 1 m² = 0.

..... Click the link for more information.
square mile is an imperial and US unit of area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. It should not be confused with the archaic miles square, which refers to the number of miles on each side squared.
..... Click the link for more information.
This article contains information about a planned or expected future road.
It may contain information of a speculative nature and the content may change as the road's construction or completion approaches and more information becomes available.
..... Click the link for more information.
NY Route 17

396.84 mi[1] (0 km)
1924[2]

I-86 near Erie, PA

US 219 near Olean, NY
I-390 near Avoca
US 15 near Corning
US 220 in Waverly
I-81 in Binghamton
I-84 near Middletown
I-87/US 6 near Harriman
..... Click the link for more information.
Brushwood Folklore Center L.L.C. is a campground, festival and seminar facility located in Sherman, New York (a town in Western New York State). This family-run spiritual center hosts a number of well-known Neo-Pagan events and runs programs of its own.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Church of the SubGenius is a postmodern religion, originally based in Dallas, Texas, which gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s subculture, with a large presence on the Internet.
..... Click the link for more information.
X-Day is part of the mythology of the satirical Church of the SubGenius, an organization formed as a parody of cults and extreme religious groups, and their pamphlets and claims.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Starwood Festival is a six-day Neo-Pagan, New Age and multi-cultural festival presented in mid- to late July, currently in Sherman, New York. Approximately 1,500 people attend including staff, speakers and entertainers.
..... Click the link for more information.
A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). The term is mostly used in connection with national 'population and housing censuses' (to be taken every 10 years according to United Nations recommendations);
..... Click the link for more information.
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, humans in particular.

Biological population densities


..... Click the link for more information.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify.
..... Click the link for more information.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify.
..... Click the link for more information.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify.
..... Click the link for more information.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify.
..... Click the link for more information.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify.
..... Click the link for more information.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify.
..... Click the link for more information.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify.
..... Click the link for more information.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify.
..... Click the link for more information.


This article is copied from an article on Wikipedia.org - the free encyclopedia created and edited by online user community. The text was not checked or edited by anyone on our staff. Although the vast majority of the wikipedia encyclopedia articles provide accurate and timely information please do not assume the accuracy of any particular article. This article is distributed under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License.