Texoma, a portmanteau of the words Texas and Oklahoma, is used to describe the area on either side of the border between these two states along the Red River valley, in particular the area around Lake Texoma, a popular recreation area. The surrounding area is alternatively referred to as Texomaland.A portion of the Texoma area south of Lake Texoma has been designated an American Viticultural Area, the Texoma AVA.
Sherman is a city in and the county seat of Grayson County, Texas, United States. The city's estimated population as of 2007 was 37,710. It is also one of two principal cities in the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area. The City of Sherman was named after General Sidney Sherman (July 23, 1805 – August 1, 1873), a hero of the Texas Revolution. The community was designated as the county seat by the act of the Texas legislature which created Grayson County on March 17, 1846. In 1847, a post office began operation. Sherman was originally located at the center of the county, but in 1848 it was moved about three miles (5 km) east to its current location. Before 1850, Sherman had become an incorporated town under Texas law. It had also become a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail route through Texas. By 1852, Sherman had a population of 400. It consisted of a public square with a log court house, and several business, a district clerk's office, and a church along the east side of the square.