Sherrills Ford, North Carolina

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Sherrills Ford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 941 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Sherrills Ford is located at 35°37′19.12″N 80°59′14.28″W / 35.6219778°N 80.9873°W / 35.6219778; -80.9873 within area code 828, ZIP code 28673, and FIPS place code 61320.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.2 km²), 0.13% of which is water. It sits at an elevation of 204 m (670 ft).

Neighboring communities include Terrell to the south and Catawba to the northwest.

Schools

The only school located in Sherrills Ford is Sherrills Ford Elementary School. From there, students will attend Mill Creek Middle School and finally Bandys High School.

History

Sherrills Ford is so named due its being the site of the fording of the Catawba River from east to west by Adam Sherrill et al. ca. 1747. (The apostrophe in "Sherrill's Ford" was inadvertently dropped.) The Sherrills, of English ancestry, had come from northeast Maryland, most probably trekking through modern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia.[3] Many Sherrill descendants still reside in Sherrills Ford.

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