Sherman is a village located in Sangamon County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is currently home to a population of over 4,100 total residents. Primarily a small coal mining town when it was first founded, Sherman would not be incorporated as a village until 1959, over a hundred years after its founding. At the time of its incorporation the village was home to just 209 residents. Growth came after the construction of I-55; with the village’s proximity to Springfield, the influx of new residents to the region that the interstate brought, as well as the suburban housing boom in the 50’s and 60’s, resulted in fairly substantial growth, all things considered. Today, though Sherman is still small, it is continuing to grow.
Basic Facts About Sherman
- Current population: 4,100
- Current mayor: Trevor J. Clatfelter
- Total area: 3.23 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.shermanil.org/
- Located in: Sangamon County
- Founded in: 1858
- Zip codes: 62684
- Area codes: 217
Auto Transport Tips to and from Sherman
The village of Sherman is located only a few miles north of Springfield, which really makes it a lot easier for carriers to get to or from the area. Auto shippers prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas utilizing popular, heavily-traveled interstate highways; while Springfield, as a metropolitan area, isn’t incredibly large, it’s one of the larger ones in Illinois – at least outside of Chicago – and sits along a route that includes other mid-sized cities such as Champaign that carriers can quickly get to or from. You may be able to see faster pickup times and lower prices shipping to Springfield proper instead of Sherman, though it depends on the carrier that is shipping your vehicle.
One thing that really helps when shipping to or from Sherman is I-55, which runs along the eastern border of the city out of Springfield. I-55 is a fairly popular interstate that runs through the central parts of the country, linking quite a few major cities together starting down south at its junction with I-10 near Laplace, Louisiana and running north through cities such as Jackson, MS; Memphis, TN; Saint Louis, MO, as well as Springfield and Chicago, in Illinois. This gives carriers plenty of major cities to run routes into and out of along I-55 and generally keeps pickup and transit times faster into and out of Sherman and the greater Springfield area.
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