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SHERWOOD, TX (IRION COUNTY)

SHERWOOD, TEXAS (Irion County). Sherwood, on Farm roads 853 and 72, two miles east of Spring Creek in east central Irion County, was named for the land's original settler, Granville B. Sherwood. According to differing sources, a post office opened in either 1881 or 1890. The town was laid out in 1886. When the county was organized in 1889, Sherwood became the county seat, and a courthouse was built. With a population of 339 in 1900 Sherwood was virtually the county's only population center. In 1900 the voters approved the sale of bonds to construct a new courthouse, which was completed in 1901. The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway bypassed the community in its 1910–11 construction, however. The new railroad town of Mertzon arose to draw most of the people and businesses from Sherwood. In 1936 an election designated Mertzon the county seat. In 1986 Sherwood had a population of forty-seven. In 1990 the population was seventy-three. The population doubled reaching 150 in 2000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Leta Crawford, A History of Irion County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1966). Irion County Historical Society, A History of Irion County, Texas (San Angelo: Anchor, 1978).
William R. Hunt

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Handbook of Texas Online, William R. Hunt, "Sherwood, TX (Irion County)," accessed July 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hns41.

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