Catawba County News

The History of Sherrills Ford-Terrell

The History of Sherrills Ford-Terrell

Published: May 08, 2018

From its early settling by the Sherrill family to its incredible growth on the shores of Lake Norman, the community of Sherrills Ford has been transformed within a relatively short time. The pace of change in recent years has been mind-boggling, and in light of the progress, there’s a real desire to honor the past while looking toward a new phase of development.

To recollect this heritage and share the area’s traditions and culture, the Catawba County Library and the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Friends of the Library are hosting a panel discussion featuring local folks who carry an extensive knowledge of local history.

The group will be talking about everything from early settlement and founding families to historic properties and the creation of the lake. Audience questions are entirely welcome as the conversation explores the distant and recent past of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell communities.

Moderating the discussion will be Robert Eades, a Sherrills Ford resident and former attorney who turned his attention to creating folk art and now specializes in sculpture. He will be joined by panelists Jane Cockman, J.W. Brotherton, Una Mae Brown, Sue Christenbury, Gene Fisher, Inez Gabriel, Weddie Gabriel Jr., Billy Holdsclaw, Gail Eades Sigmon, Gene Sigmon, Jerry Sigmon, Evelyn Stutts, and Tony Stutts.

The history program will take place Tuesday, May 15th, at 6:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library (9154 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell, NC 28673). Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the event, call 828.466.6827.