Sheridan is a little farming town between Portland and the Oregon Coast. It is 50 miles from Portland but it's 13 miles to McMinnville- which is a pretty big city for being so far out in the country! There are two main roads that go by Sheriden- Oregon 18 and Business 18. The business route runs through downtown on the north side of the Yamhill River and connects to Willamina . The bridge on Bridge Street connects the two sides of the city across the Yamhill River . Oregon 18 connects Sheriden to McMinnville , which is the county seat. It also goes on to connect to 99W which goes to Newberg, Tigard and beyond to the Portland metropolitan area.
Sheridan was named for Philip Henry Sheridan who was stationed in Oregon and Washington and fought Indians in the Cascades From 1855 to 1869. It was actually platted as a town in 1880, the post office was established on April 4, 1866 by changing the name from Willamina and moving it 4 miles east.
Sheridan has its own School District which contains:
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The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Sheridan , is a medium security facility that houses male offenders. The facility includes a detention center for male offenders and an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp that also houses male offenders.
Medium security FCIs have strengthened perimeters (often double fences with electronic detection systems), mostly cell-type housing, a wide variety of work and treatment programs, an even higher staff-to-inmate ratio than low security FCIs, and even greater internal controls.
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