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Town: Sherman, CT
23.4 square miles
Elementary School:
Sherman School
High School: Choice of Regional School District #12, New Milford School District, New Fairfield School District, and Brookfield School District

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Main Street Sherman, CT

Sherman is the northernmost town in Fairfield County, jutting north toward Kent, to the west of New Milford. Bounded by New York State, Kent, New Milford and New Fairfield, Sherman was a typical New England farm community with prosperous dairy farms, mills and a general store (now a museum) until it was transformed in 1926 by the construction of Candlewood Lake by Connecticut Light and Power Company – a project that flooded a 23-mile-long valley of tobacco and dairy farms to create a pumped storage hydro-electric generating plant. From that point on, the lake became Sherman’s dominant feature and most valuable economic asset, creating a market for lakefront homes and providing, almost overnight (two years actually) the recreational opportunities of what is Connecticut’s largest fresh water lake.

Sherman was settled by Puritans from New Fairfield, who established their own meeting and parish in 1744. In 1802 the Connecticut General Assembly granted its petition to become a town which was named for Roger Sherman, the only American to sign the four most important documents of the country’s founding: the Articles of Association (1774), the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Articles of Confederation (1777) and the U.S. Constitution.

Sherman maintains an active historical society which has established a museum in what was the general store and is fortunate to have an energetic and creative land trust (Naromi) which has successfully preserved several large farms and acres of scenic open space. For one of the smallest towns in the state, Sherman has a rich cultural tradition and is currently host to the Sherman Players and the Sherman Chamber Ensemble. Recently, new commercial enterprises have taken root. Visitors will be amply rewarded for a stop at The American Pie Company restaurant just south of the village center.

Town Links

- Official Town Site
- Historical Society

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