Sanford

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.

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