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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, is an unincorporated area in southeast Catawba County. Since Sherrills Ford is unincorporated without municipal borders or limits, the United States Census Bureau classifies the Sherrills Ford community as a census-designated place (CDP). The U.S. Census Bureau establishes the borders of a census-designated place. The CDP border may or may not correspond with what local residents believe are the community borders. The CDP for Sherrills Ford, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a total area of 7.8 square miles. Per the 2010 U.S. Census, the Sherrills Ford CDP population was 7,049.

Sherrills Ford being unincorporated with no per se “main street” is centered around a built-up area on Sherrills Ford Road. On Sherrills Ford Road, the U.S. Post Office to the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue building with the Sherrills Ford Elementary School in between is kind of the unofficial hub of the community. The community’s name, Sherrills Ford, is derived from the Catawba River ford that once was in the area before Lake Norman was established in the 1960s. The ford obtained that name from the nearby settlers, the Sherrill family. Adam Sherrill (December 11, 1696 – 1772) and Elizabeth Corzine Sherrill (December 11, 1701 – 1769) arrived from northeast Maryland and settled near the ford in 1747. Their family consisted of one daughter and eight sons.   

Being no municipal government in Sherrills Ford, law enforcement is addressed through the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Non-emergency telephone number: 828-464-5241.

Fire and Rescue are managed by the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue. 

School System is administered through the Catawba County Schools.

Sherrills Ford Geography: The community of Terrell is directly southeast. Catawba, Statesville, and Troutman are to the north. The community of Denver is located to the south. The City of Lincolnton is west traveling by North Carolina Highway 150. The Town of Mooresville is east traveling by North Carolina Highway 150.

Location/Coordinates – Latitude: 35°37′55.35″N, Longitude: 81°00′32.82″W per Google Earth 

Elevation above sea level: 915 feet per Google Earth

The telephone area code for Sherrills Ford is 828.

Zipcode: 28673

“What’s in a name?” To quote Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Is the community’s name:  Sherrills Ford? If so, what happened to the apostrophe “s?” Or is it Sherrill’s Ford, being a possessive noun? Or is it Sherrill Ford? In newspaper accounts dating back to the early 1800s, it is spelled all three ways. However, beginning in the 1960s, in at least newspapers, the apostrophe “s” was used less and less in news accounts. It appears that the apostrophe was eventually in the 1970s by newspapers. 

Sherrills Ford History and Attractions

The founding Sherrill family arrived at the Catawba River Ford from Maryland in 1747. The Sherrill family prospered on the banks of the Catawba River, and the area is still home to many of the original Sherrill family descendants. There is a granite “boulder” on the shoulder of Sherrills Ford Road (Traveling north on the right just before the Sherrills Ford Elementary School – approximately located at 8172 Sherrills Road.) commemorating the pioneering Sherrill Family. The Sherrill Family Cemetery is located off Island Point Road in Sherrills Ford. The cemetery is one of the oldest family burial grounds in Catawba County. The Catawba County Historical Association maintains the cemetery. The cemetery overlooks Lake Norman, not far from where the original river ford was located.  

Adam Sherrill and his wife Elizabeth arrived at the ford in 1747 to homestead. Adam was said to be the first white man to ford the Catawba River at what how is Sherrills Ford. Adam, also became known as “Adam the Pioneer,” must have received his determination and hardness from his father, William “The Conestoga Fur Trader” Sherrill (1666 – 1747). His father was an early settler of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. His father was also a reputed Indian guide and helped open the Susquehanna Valley to settlers. The Susquehanna Valley is a huge region of the Susquehanna River predominantly in the state of Pennsylvania, with a large portion within New York State and a small portion within Maryland.

Following in his father’s footsteps as a trailblazer, Adam sold 200 acres in Cecil County, Maryland on September 1, 1736, and eventually made his way to what would become Sherrills Ford in 1747. Adam, his wife Elizabeth, had nine children, one daughter, and eight sons.   

Captain William B. Sherrill (1723 – 1786) fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He and his wife Agnes White Sherrill had thirteen children.

Samuel Wilson Sherrill (1725 – 1800) One of the Overmountain Men and fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain. Signer of the Watauga Petition. Daughter Catherine was the wife of Governor John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. He and his wife, Mary Preston Davidson Sherrill, had three children.

Uriah “Ute” Sherrill (1728 – 1779) His grandson was Reverend Richard Ellis Sherrill, who organized twenty-two Presbyterian Churches riding an average of 2,000 miles a year preaching.

Adam Sherrill, Jr. 

Aquilla “Quillar” Sherrill 

Isaac Sherrill (1736 – 1777) had five sons.

Jacob Sherrill (1739 – 1813) He and his wife, Hulda Wilson Sherrill, had thirteen children. 

Moses B. Sherrill (1742 – 1813) Listed on the Daughters of the American revolution as having provided supplies for the troops. He and his wife Sarah Simpson Sherrill had two children.

Catherine Sherrill

Motts Grove Methodist Church and the camp meeting grounds next door. “Camp Meetings” are religious gatherings of worshippers, primarily in rural areas, who congregate in simple or primitive camps for typically a week to live and worship together. Probably the oldest and largest camp meeting in the area has been held since the early 1800s at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. 

During the American Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan crossed the Catawba River at Sherrills Ford on January 29, 1781. Morgan crossed with his force along with around 500 British prisoners of the High-Landers regiment captured during his victory at the Battle of Cowpens. Lord Cornwallis was chasing General Nathaniel Greene and Morgan’s forces through North Carolina. 

Since 1967, Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford has been a retreat for adults with visual impairments from all over North Carolina. Each summer up to 880 campers enjoy therapeutic vacations at Camp Dogwood. Camp Dogwood is a recreational facility located on Lake Norman in Sherrills Ford. The camp offers a  program consisting of ten one-week overnight sessions for adults with visual impairment. Their program includes boating, tubing, swimming, fishing, art, crafts, mini-golf, and off-campus trips for shopping, seminars, bowling, the art museum, and the zoo. Camp Dogwood recreational facility is the flagship of the North Carolina Lions organization.

The local Sherrills Ford Lions Club is very active and contributes a great deal to the betterment of the community. From the sales of homemade Moravian Chicken Pies to help fund special projects to the Lions International Youth Day, the Lions Club makes a difference every day in the lives of others.

Murray’s Mill, 1489 Murray’s Mill Rd, Catawba, NC 28609, is located just north of Sherrills Ford in Catawba. Every year on the last Saturday and Sunday in September the mill hosts the Harvest Folk Festival. The Harvest Folk Festival is a celebration of the area’s agricultural heritage with various exhibits, craftsmen, and events. Prior year festivals have included antique cars, antique tractors, and antique farm machinery. A tour of the working mill is included in the price of admission to the festival. Murray’s Mill original French burr millstones still grind away producing bags of flour or cornmeal, and bags are available for purchase.

The Neill–Turner–Lester House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built in 1889, and the architectural style is Italianate and Federal.

The Villages at Sherrills Ford is a 200-acre planned community that has been developed on North Carolina Highway 150 in recent years. The Villages at Sherrills Ford are a mix of commercial and residential phases. A Publix Super Market is the anchor of the commercial phase, along with a number of shops that offer convenient services and products to the residential phases of the community. The Publix 

Lineberger’s Steakhouse at 6747 North Carolina Highway 150 East, Sherrills Ford, is one of the oldest operating restaurants in the Lake Norman area at nearly 50 years old. It is one of the most popular restaurants in the area with great food and a great selection of steak, prime rib, pork, chicken, and seafood dishes. While the dishes are great, the fabulous salad bar alone is worth visiting Lineberger’s. On the salad bat, the blue cheese dressing and the crab salad are the best anywhere.  

Boss Hog BBQ Restaurant at 7564 North Carolina Highway 150 East, Sherrills Ford, at the intersection on North Carolina Highway 150 East and Slanting Bridge Road. Great North Carolina barbeque and has been in business for over 20 years.   

The Sherrills Ford CDP is within the Lake Norman of Catawba CDP. The Lake Norman of Catawba CDP is a census-designated place (CDP) within Catawba County, North Carolina. The Lake Norman of Catawba CDP population, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, was 7,411. Which was a population increase from the 2000 U.S. Census, which was 4,744. The Lake Norman of Catawba CDP is within the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area. As established by the U.S. Census Bureau, four counties in the Catawba Valley region of western North Carolina comprise the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area. These four counties being Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, and Alexander. The 2019 U.S. Census-estimated population was 369,479 for the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area. Based on population, the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area within the United States is the 147th largest.

Sherrills Ford nc

Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, is an unincorporated area in southeast Catawba County. Since Sherrills Ford is unincorporated without municipal borders or limits, the United States Census Bureau classifies the Sherrills Ford community as a census-designated place (CDP). The U.S. Census Bureau establishes the borders of a census-designated place. The CDP border may or may not correspond with what local residents believe are the community borders. The CDP for Sherrills Ford, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a total area of 7.8 square miles. Per the 2010 U.S. Census, the Sherrills Ford CDP population was 7,049.

Sherrills Ford being unincorporated with no per se “main street” is centered around a built-up area on Sherrills Ford Road. On Sherrills Ford Road, the U.S. Post Office to the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue building with the Sherrills Ford Elementary School in between is kind of the unofficial hub of the community. The community’s name, Sherrills Ford, is derived from the Catawba River ford that once was in the area before Lake Norman was established in the 1960s. The ford obtained that name from the nearby settlers, the Sherrill family. Adam Sherrill (December 11, 1696 – 1772) and Elizabeth Corzine Sherrill (December 11, 1701 – 1769) arrived from northeast Maryland and settled near the ford in 1747. Their family consisted of one daughter and eight sons.   

Being no municipal government in Sherrills Ford, law enforcement is addressed through the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Non-emergency telephone number: 828-464-5241.

Fire and Rescue are managed by the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue.

School System is administered through the Catawba County Schools.

Sherrills Ford Geography: The community of Terrell is directly southeast. Catawba, Statesville, and Troutman are to the north. The community of Denver is located to the south. The City of Lincolnton is west traveling by North Carolina Highway 150. The Town of Mooresville is east traveling by North Carolina Highway 150.

Location/Coordinates – Latitude: 35°37′55.35″N, Longitude: 81°00′32.82″W per Google Earth

Elevation above sea level: 915 feet per Google Earth

The telephone area code for Sherrills Ford is 828.

Zipcode: 28673

“What’s in a name?” To quote Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Is the community’s name:  Sherrills Ford? If so, what happened to the apostrophe “s?” Or is it Sherrill’s Ford, being a possessive noun? Or is it Sherrill Ford? In newspaper accounts dating back to the early 1800s, it is spelled all three ways. However, beginning in the 1960s, in at least newspapers, the apostrophe “s” was used less and less in news accounts. It appears that the apostrophe was eventually in the 1970s by newspapers.

Sherrills Ford History and Attractions

The founding Sherrill family arrived at the Catawba River Ford from Maryland in 1747. The Sherrill family prospered on the banks of the Catawba River, and the area is still home to many of the original Sherrill family descendants. There is a granite “boulder” on the shoulder of Sherrills Ford Road (Traveling north on the right just before the Sherrills Ford Elementary School – approximately located at 8172 Sherrills Road.) commemorating the pioneering Sherrill Family. The Sherrill Family Cemetery is located off Island Point Road in Sherrills Ford. The cemetery is one of the oldest family burial grounds in Catawba County. The Catawba County Historical Association maintains the cemetery. The cemetery overlooks Lake Norman, not far from where the original river ford was located.

Adam Sherrill and his wife Elizabeth arrived at the ford in 1747 to homestead. Adam was said to be the first white man to ford the Catawba River at what how is Sherrills Ford. Adam, also became known as “Adam the Pioneer,” must have received his determination and hardness from his father, William “The Conestoga Fur Trader” Sherrill (1666 – 1747). His father was an early settler of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. His father was also a reputed Indian guide and helped open the Susquehanna Valley to settlers. The Susquehanna Valley is a huge region of the Susquehanna River predominantly in the state of Pennsylvania, with a large portion within New York State and a small portion within Maryland.

Following in his father’s footsteps as a trailblazer, Adam sold 200 acres in Cecil County, Maryland on September 1, 1736, and eventually made his way to what would become Sherrills Ford in 1747. Adam, his wife Elizabeth, had nine children, one daughter, and eight sons.   

Captain William B. Sherrill (1723 – 1786) fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He and his wife Agnes White Sherrill had thirteen children.

Samuel Wilson Sherrill (1725 – 1800) One of the Overmountain Men and fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain. Signer of the Watauga Petition. Daughter Catherine was the wife of Governor John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. He and his wife, Mary Preston Davidson Sherrill, had three children.

Uriah “Ute” Sherrill (1728 – 1779) His grandson was Reverend Richard Ellis Sherrill, who organized twenty-two Presbyterian Churches riding an average of 2,000 miles a year preaching.

Adam Sherrill, Jr.

Aquilla “Quillar” Sherrill

Isaac Sherrill (1736 – 1777) had five sons.

Jacob Sherrill (1739 – 1813) He and his wife, Hulda Wilson Sherrill, had thirteen children.

Moses B. Sherrill (1742 – 1813) Listed on the Daughters of the American revolution as having provided supplies for the troops. He and his wife Sarah Simpson Sherrill had two children.

Catherine Sherrill

Motts Grove Methodist Church and the camp meeting grounds next door. “Camp Meetings” are religious gatherings of worshippers, primarily in rural areas, who congregate in simple or primitive camps for typically a week to live and worship together. Probably the oldest and largest camp meeting in the area has been held since the early 1800s at Rock Springs Campground in Denver.

During the American Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan crossed the Catawba River at Sherrills Ford on January 29, 1781. Morgan crossed with his force along with around 500 British prisoners of the High-Landers regiment captured during his victory at the Battle of Cowpens. Lord Cornwallis was chasing General Nathaniel Greene and Morgan’s forces through North Carolina.

Since 1967, Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford has been a retreat for adults with visual impairments from all over North Carolina. Each summer up to 880 campers enjoy therapeutic vacations at Camp Dogwood. Camp Dogwood is a recreational facility located on Lake Norman in Sherrills Ford. The camp offers a  program consisting of ten one-week overnight sessions for adults with visual impairment. Their program includes boating, tubing, swimming, fishing, art, crafts, mini-golf, and off-campus trips for shopping, seminars, bowling, the art museum, and the zoo. Camp Dogwood recreational facility is the flagship of the North Carolina Lions organization.

The local Sherrills Ford Lions Club is very active and contributes a great deal to the betterment of the community. From the sales of homemade Moravian Chicken Pies to help fund special projects to the Lions International Youth Day, the Lions Club makes a difference every day in the lives of others.

Murray’s Mill, 1489 Murray’s Mill Rd, Catawba, NC 28609, is located just north of Sherrills Ford in Catawba. Every year on the last Saturday and Sunday in September the mill hosts the Harvest Folk Festival. The Harvest Folk Festival is a celebration of the area’s agricultural heritage with various exhibits, craftsmen, and events. Prior year festivals have included antique cars, antique tractors, and antique farm machinery. A tour of the working mill is included in the price of admission to the festival. Murray’s Mill original French burr millstones still grind away producing bags of flour or cornmeal, and bags are available for purchase.

The Neill–Turner–Lester House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built in 1889, and the architectural style is Italianate and Federal.

The Villages at Sherrills Ford is a 200-acre planned community that has been developed on North Carolina Highway 150 in recent years. The Villages at Sherrills Ford are a mix of commercial and residential phases. A Publix Super Market is the anchor of the commercial phase, along with a number of shops that offer convenient services and products to the residential phases of the community. The Publix

Lineberger’s Steakhouse at 6747 North Carolina Highway 150 East, Sherrills Ford, is one of the oldest operating restaurants in the Lake Norman area at nearly 50 years old. It is one of the most popular restaurants in the area with great food and a great selection of steak, prime rib, pork, chicken, and seafood dishes. While the dishes are great, the fabulous salad bar alone is worth visiting Lineberger’s. On the salad bat, the blue cheese dressing and the crab salad are the best anywhere.

Boss Hog BBQ Restaurant at 7564 North Carolina Highway 150 East, Sherrills Ford, at the intersection on North Carolina Highway 150 East and Slanting Bridge Road. Great North Carolina barbeque and has been in business for over 20 years.   

The Sherrills Ford CDP is within the Lake Norman of Catawba CDP. The Lake Norman of Catawba CDP is a census-designated place (CDP) within Catawba County, North Carolina. The Lake Norman of Catawba CDP population, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, was 7,411. Which was a population increase from the 2000 U.S. Census, which was 4,744. The Lake Norman of Catawba CDP is within the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area. As established by the U.S. Census Bureau, four counties in the Catawba Valley region of western North Carolina comprise the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area. These four counties being Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, and Alexander. The 2019 U.S. Census-estimated population was 369,479 for the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area. Based on population, the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area within the United States is the 147th largest.

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