Sherwood Forest, Detroit

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Sherwood Forest is an area in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The district is bounded by Seven Mile Road, Livernois, Pembroke, and Parkside.[1] The community, with about 435 houses, consists of two subdivisions: Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Forest Manor.[2]

The neighborhood was named after Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England which was the setting for the Robin Hood tales.[3]

History[edit]

Sherwood Forest was platted in 1917 by Manly Daniel Davis.[4] The first house appeared in 1922. The Sherwood Forest Association opened in 1929. Most of the houses were built in the late 1920s and 1930s. In 2002 Sherwood Forest became a Detroit Historic District.[2]

Education[edit]

Sherwood Forest is within the Detroit Public Schools district. Residents are zoned to Palmer Park Preparatory Academy, formerly the Barbara Jordan School,[5] for elementary and middle school.[6][7] All residents are zoned to Mumford High School.[8] Palmer Park is operated by teachers and not by a principal administrator.[9]

Detroit Public Library operates the Sherwood Forest Branch Library at 7117 West Seven Mile Road.[3] The library, named after the community, was established in 1942. The current facility opened on February 20, 1951.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where We Are Located." Sherwood Forest Association. Retrieved on April 19, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "How Our Neighborhood Began and Grew." Sherwood Forest Association. Retrieved on April 19, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Sherwood Forest Branch Library." Detroit Public Library. Retrieved on April 19, 2009.
  4. ^ Arthur A. Hagman, ed., Oakland County Book of History (1970), p. 46
  5. ^ "DPS teachers to hold Enrollment Fair for Palmer Park Preparatory Academy, a new teacher-led school." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. August 13, 2010. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  6. ^ "Elementary Boundaries - 2012/13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "Middle School Boundaries - 2012/13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  8. ^ "High School Boundaries - 2012/13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  9. ^ Winerip, Michael. "For Detroit Schools, Mixed Picture on Reforms." The New York Times. March 13, 2011. Retrieved on November 9, 2012.
  10. ^ "Sherwood Forest Library." (Archive) Detroit Public Library. Retrieved on November 8, 2012.

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Coordinates: 42°26′09″N 83°08′12″W / 42.4357°N 83.1367°W / 42.4357; -83.1367