Sherman’s southeastern corner is pierced by the northern tip of Squantz Pond and a northern finger of Candlewood Lake, creating nine miles of shoreline. Farther north, the Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook meanders, its 29-character name recalls the native Algonquins who once lived in the area.
Formally home to the native people of Algonquian lineage, Sherman was part of the purchase of the Township of New Fairfield. However, in 1862 Sherman separated itself from New Fairfield because at that time the size of the combined towns made it difficult for settlers to travel to church.
Though Sherman is a small town it has been and still is the home to many notable people including — dancer, choreographer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov; television director and producer Jerry Foley; co-founding member of musical group Hall and Oates, Daryl Hall; former CEO of Disney, Bob Igor; actor Jon Pertwee, best known as the 3rd incarnation of “The Doctor” on the BBC show Doctor Who; fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and singer, songwriter, filmmaker and voice actor Rob Zombie.
With its rolling hills and pastoral beauty, Sherman has more in common with adjacent Litchfield County than with its Fairfield neighbors. Commerce is minimal. Exceptions include the popular American Pie Company bakery and restaurant and the Sherman IGA, where residents mingle in the grocery aisles. Shopping and dining options abound in nearby towns


23.4 square miles


3,641 (2019)


The Sherman Library 1 Sherman Center Sherman, CT 06784 (860) 354-2455 shermanlibrary.org/


Mallory Town Hall 9 CT-39 Sherman, CT 06784 (845) 355-1139


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Historic Main Street

The Sherman Players in the historic Sherman Playhouse and concerts by the Sherman Chamber Ensemble. The JCC in Sherman hosts a roster of programming, as does the Sherman Library. White Silo Farm and Winery holds wine tastings, art exhibitions and other events. History buffs can visit the Sherman Historical Society’s Northrop House Museum and, across the street, the Old Store Gift Shop and Museum. Candlewood Lake offers year-round recreation, from swimming and boating to ice skating and ice-fishing. The Naromi Land Trust maintains 1,500 acres of open space. Residents gather for annual events like the Memorial Day celebration and the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department’s Fireman’s Ball.

Sherman is served by the Sherman School, attended by roughly 300 students in kindergarten through eighth grade, with prekindergarten available for those willing to
pay tuition. The school has a five-to-one student-to-staff ratio. For high school, students can choose to attend New Fairfield High, New Milford High or Shepaug Valley
School. They can also opt for Henry Abbott Technical High School, in Danbury, or Ellis
Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program at Nonnewaug High School.
For more information on the New Fairfield Public Schools visit: shermanschool.com/


LaGuardia Airport – 68 miles
John F. Kennedy Airport – 75 miles
Westchester Airport – 42 Miles


Metro North
New York City – 70 Miles


For commuters to cities like
Danbury, Hartford and White
Plains, Sherman is approximately
15 miles from Interstates 684 and
84. Commuters to Manhattan can
drive into New York to catch
the Metro-North Railroad’s
Harlem line. Direct trains to
Grand Central Terminal from the
Harlem Valley-Wingdale station,
about seven miles from northern
Sherman, take 110 minutes.

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