|Elevation||669 ft (204 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1303571|
Sherwood is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, Tennessee, United States. Sherwood is located along Tennessee State Route 56 13.1 miles (21.1 km) southeast of Winchester. Sherwood has a post office with ZIP code 37376.
Sherwood was settled in the 1850s. It was named for Charles D. Sherwood. Sherwood, who had earlier been lieutenant governor of Minnesota, came to Franklin County in 1875. He was a lawyer and an early leader and postmaster in the community.
In 1915, a passenger train and a freight train collided in Sherwood, killing fifteen and injuring twenty-two.
As of the 1930 census, Sherwood had 1,700 residents, but the community's population declined to 900 in the 1950s as its economy stalled after the closing of the limestone plant. In 1956, a group of women opened a shirt factory in Sherwood in an attempt to create local jobs.
The castle-like ruins of the lime production facilities and silos, which are unusual for their Egyptian Revival and Gothic Revival styling, remain in the community. The Tennessee Preservation Trust included them on its Ten in Tennessee Endangered Properties List for 2002–2003, citing their architectural distinctiveness and expressing concern that a "continued lack of maintenance" threatened their survival.
Threatened snail species
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