The Flagg Farmstead , 500 Old Tipton Road in Sherman (just north of The Rail Golf Course), is an Italianate mansion built in 1871 by Cornelius Flagg, one of Sherman’s founders.
“He came to the county a poor boy, but by his own exertions has accumulated a fine property, and has one of the finest residences and best barns in the county,” reported the 1881 History of Sangamon County.
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