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Page Contents for Sherwood, Oregon

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Sherwood is approximately 12,230 (2000), 18194 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,239 (1990), 6316 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sherwood is 8.326 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sherwood to Washington DC is 2462 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 31 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sherwood is positioned 45.35 degrees north of the equator and 122.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sherwood average annual precipitation is 48.4 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is 34.4 (winter), 54.4 (summer) degrees F.
The average high temperature is 45.9 (winter), 82.4 (summer) degrees F.

History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Sherwood.

The Tualatin Indians were the first inhabitants of the area. By 1853, farmers had moved into the Sherwood area. J.C. Smock gave the railroad a right-of-way through his property in 1885 Just a few years later, in 1889, he and his wife, Mary Ellen Hall, planned the new town of Smockville which built up around the railroad tracks. When the city incorporated in 1892, the residents felt they needed a name which was more "sophisticated." A local business owner, Robert Alexander, suggested the name of Sherwood because of the forest in the surrounding area reminded him of Sherwood Forest in England.
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Sherwood City Government

City of Sherwood

Sherwood City Hall
20 NW Washington Street
Sherwood, Oregon 97140
Phone: (503) 625-5522
Fax: (503) 625-5524

Sherwood has a council/manager form of government. The council has four members who serve four-year terms. The Mayor is also elected but only serves a two-year term.

Sherwood Chamber

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce
190 Railroad St.
Sherwood, OR 97140
Phone: (503) 625-4207

Sherwood Community Events

Robin Hood Festival
Date: Third weekend in July
Location: Historic Old Town
Contact: City of Sherwood, 503-625-5522

Sherwood Organizations

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce
190 Railroad St.
Sherwood, OR 97140
Phone: (503) 625-4207

Sherwood Libraries

Sherwood Public Library
955 N. Sherwood Blvd.
Sherwood, Oregon 97140
Phone: 503-625-6688
Fax: 503-625-3208
Voicemail: 503-625-9174

Sherwood Schools

Sherwood School District 88J Administration
2395 S. Sherwood Blvd.
Sherwood, OR 97140
Phone: (503) 625-8100
Fax: (503) 625-8101
Attendance hotline: (503) 625-8117
Emergency closure hotline: (503) 625-8142 Sherwood


The population of Sherwood was:
1989 - 3,000
1990 - 3,093
1995 - 5,320
1997 - 8,125
1998 - 9,600
1999 - 9,855
2000 - 12,230

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