Sherman, Mississippi

According to ACRONYMMONSTER, Sherman, Mississippi is a small town located in the southeastern part of the state. It lies on the banks of the Pearl River and is just south of Jackson. The town has a population of about 2,000 people and is known for its rural atmosphere and friendly people.

The area around Sherman was first settled by Native Americans, who called it “Peshtukwa” or “the place where there are many trees”. After the Civil War, Sherman became an important stop on the Mississippi Central Railway and eventually grew into a bustling small town with businesses, churches, schools and other amenities.

Today, Sherman is home to several churches including First Baptist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church and others. The town also has two elementary schools – Northside Elementary School and Southside Elementary School – as well as a middle school – Sherman Middle School – that serves grades seven through nine. In addition to these educational facilities there are also several daycare centers in the area for younger children.

According to Topbbacolleges, Sherman is also home to some unique attractions such as the historic Red Brick Inn which dates back to 1858 when it served as a stagecoach stop between Jackson and Vicksburg. Today it serves as an inn where guests can stay overnight in one of its six rooms or enjoy dinner at its restaurant. Other attractions in Sherman include The Old Country Store which sells antiques from local artisans; The Railcar Museum which features old railroad cars from around Mississippi; and The Pearl River Nature Park which offers visitors scenic views along with fishing opportunities in its lake or creekside hiking trails complete with wildlife viewing areas.

In addition to these attractions, Sherman also offers its visitors plenty of outdoor recreational activities such as golfing at one of its two local courses: Lakeview Golf Course or Silver Creek Golf Course; boating along the Pearl River; camping at nearby Lake Okatoma State Park; hunting on nearby private land; or visiting one of several nearby parks including Percy Quin State Park or Hugh White State Park both located within easy driving distance from Sherman.

Overall, Sherman is a great place to visit whether you’re looking for outdoor recreation opportunities or just want to relax in this charming small town atmosphere while taking in some local history along with it. With its friendly people, rural charm and plenty of things to do both outdoors and indoors this little Mississippi gem should definitely be on your list when visiting this part of the state.

Sherman, Mississippi

Population: 548. Estimated population in July 2020: 606 (+10.6% change)
Males: 250 (45.6%), Females: 298 (54.4%)

Pontotoc County

Zip code: 38869

Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $21,667
Median house value: $65,600

Races in Sherman:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.0%)
  • Black (16.1%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.3%), United States (19.7%), English (12.0%), German (7.5%), French (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%).

Elevation: 363 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Sherman

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sherman town

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

4.0% Foreign born (2.7% Asia, 1.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+4.4%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Sherman:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sherman:

  • TUPELO RGNL (about 9 miles; TUPELO, MS; Abbreviation: TUP)
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 49 miles; OXFORD, MS; Abbreviation: UOX)
  • COLUMBUS AFB (about 58 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; Abbreviation: CBM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Sherman:

  • PONTOTOC COUNTY (about 15 miles; PONTOTOC, MS; Abbreviation: 22M)
  • NEW ALBANY-UNION CO (about 18 miles; NEW ALBANY, MS; Abbreviation: M72)
  • BOONEVILLE/BALDWYN (about 21 miles; BOONEVILLE/BALDWYN, MS; Abbreviation: 8M1)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sherman:

  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,628)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; FULTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,673)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 49 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; Full-time enrollment: 11,068)
  • MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 14,613)
  • MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (about 66 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,115)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,842)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)