Sanford. 1 City (1990 pop. 32,387), seat of Seminole co., central Fla., on Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River; inc. 1877. It is an agricultural center where citrus fruit and vegetables are processed. Electronic equipment, boats, and clothing are manufactured. Sanford was founded (1871) on the site of a trading post established (1837) near old Fort Mellon.

2 Industrial town (1990 pop. 20,463), York co., SW Maine, on the Mousam River; inc. 1768. Once a textile manufacturing center, Sanford now has diversified industries. The town includes the unincorporated village of Springvale. Nearby ocean beaches attract summer vacationers.

3 City (1990 pop. 14,475), seat of Lee co., central N.C.; inc. 1874. It is a processing center in a rich agricultural region (tobacco, cotton, grain, sweet potatoes, chickens, cattle, and hogs). The city has a large tobacco market and is also a major brick manufacturer.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Sanford from Fact Monster:

  • Sandy Koufax - Koufax, Sandy Koufax, Sandy (Sanford Koufax), 1935–, American baseball player, b. New York ...
  • Sandy Koufax - Sandy Koufax Born: Dec. 30, 1935 Baseball LHP led NL in strikeouts 4 times and ERA 5 straight ...
  • Redd Foxx - Redd Foxx (John Elroy Sanford) comedian, actor Born: 12/9/1922 Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri ...
  • Mark Sanford - Biography of Mark Sanford, The South Carolina governor caught with an Argentinian mistress
  • Stephen SANFORD - SANFORD, Stephen (1826—1913) SANFORD, Stephen, (son of John Sanford [1803-1857] and father of ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe