All About: Sherman

Population: About 4,000

County: Fairfield

Size: A little less than 22 square miles

History: Originally settled by Puritans and named after the founder of New Haven, Roger Sherman, the town was incorporated in 1802. It’s the northernmost and least populated member of Fairfield County. The town, like most of CT, was predominantly a farming community. Not really much else for history…even on the Sherman Historical Society site. Unsurprisingly, the town is about 98% Caucasian.

Something Weird: Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook (29 letters) is on the north end of town near the New Milford border. In Native American, the name means “water flowing from the hills.” That translation is actually shorter in letters than the name of the damn brook.