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Judge C. C. Binkley
(JANUARY 12, 1826 - MARCH 15, 1886)
(West Hill Cemetery, Sherman)


Christopher Columbus Binkley came to Texas in 1852 and became a law partner of Sherman's first mayor.  he served as District Judge from 1870 to 1874 and republican national committeeman for many years.   As a founder and the first president of Merchants and Planters Bank, Judge Binkley was the financial leader of the county and was considered one of the most trusted and outstanding businessmen of his day.  Upon his death, Judge Binkley was acknowledged as Sherman's leading citizen.