NAME: Shermanville
COUNTY: Will / Grundy county line
CLIMATE: snow in winter and hot in the summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: anytime if you can find it
COMMENTS: hidden in the vicinity described generally as two miles west of Blodgett Road near the Will-Grundy county line bridge is that old cemetery.
REMAINS: All that is left now is an old pioneer cemetery
Shermanville came along in 1872 specifically to quarry sandstone which was discovered there. The man who owned the Sherman Hotel in Chicago was the owner of the quarry, so the town was named after him. The demand for sandstone after the Chicago fire was great, and it operated until 1874 when the demand for stone ceased. Shermanville is indeed a ghost town, with only foundations and a cemetery remaining. Submitted by: Sandy Vasko