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Sanford, Alabama

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Welcome to Sanford ...

The town of Sanford is located in Covington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Sanford has a population of 254 people<1> (see below for details).

Sanford is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Sanford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Sanford, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Sanford: (334)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sanford had a population of 241 people. This makes Sanford the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 241 people, the population of Sanford decreased 10.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 269 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sanford had an population of 254 people. This is an increase of 5.39% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.58% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sanford.

Communities near Sanford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sanford and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017
Andalusia   [Map]   8,787   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Babbie   [Map]   599   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Carolina   [Map]   295   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dozier   [Map]   325   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Heath   [Map]   254   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   225   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sanford.

Communities Also Named Sanford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Sanford - they are located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Kansas (3), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York (2), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sanford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sanford. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sanford. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sanford.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sanford:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sanford ...

Looking for more information about Sanford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Sanford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sanford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Sanford.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Sanford. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Covington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sanford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sanford.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sanford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Sanford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sanford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sanford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sanford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3005, Longitude: -86.3966     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sanford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sanford.


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