Sherard, Mississippi

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Sherard, Mississippi
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Coordinates: 34°12′56″N90°42′22″W / 34.21556°N 90.70611°W / 34.21556; -90.70611 Coordinates: 34°12′56″N90°42′22″W / 34.21556°N 90.70611°W / 34.21556; -90.70611
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Coahoma
Elevation
164 ft (50 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38669
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID677650 [1]

Sherard is an unincorporated community located in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. Sherard is located along Mississippi Highway 1, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Clarksdale.

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History

Sherard is named for the Sherard family, who cleared the land for a plantation in 1874. The plantation originally had two cotton gins, a saw mill, and pecan processing equipment. [2] Sherard is located on the former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad and in 1910 was home to four general stores and the Memphis Shingle Company. [3] A post office first began operation under the name Sherard in 1890. [4]

Sherard is served by the Coahoma County School District. Residents are served by Sherard Elementary School and Coahoma County Junior-Senior High School. [5]

A cultivar of pecan known as Sherard was developed in Sherard in 1916. [6]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sherard, Mississippi
  2. Best Books on (1938). Mississippi; a Guide to the Magnolia State,. Best Books on. pp. 347–8. ISBN   978-1-62376-023-6.
  3. Howe, Tony. "Sherard, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  4. "Coahoma County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  5. "Schools." Coahoma County School District. Retrieved on July 6, 2017.
  6. Proceedings of the ... convention of the American Pomological Society. 1922. p. 301.