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Welcome to Sanford ...

The town of Sanford is located in Covington County<1>.

The location of Sanford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sanford has a population of 254 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sanford.

Sanford is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.

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 area code for Sanford: (334)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 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).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Sanford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sanford.

  • Andalusia [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andalusia
    • Andalusia [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Sanford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andalusia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andalusia<6>
  • Opp [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opp
    • Opp [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Sanford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,390 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opp
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opp<6>
  • Babbie [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babbie
    • Babbie [Covington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Sanford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 596 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babbie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babbie
  • Kinston [Coffee County]
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    • Kinston [Coffee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Sanford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinston<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • River Falls [Covington County]
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      • River Falls [Covington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Red Level [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Level
      • Red Level [Covington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Level
    • Dozier [Crenshaw County]
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      • Dozier [Crenshaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dozier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dozier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dozier<6>
    • Carolina [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
    • Heath [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath
      • Heath [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath
    • Horn Hill [Covington County]
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      • Horn Hill [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Hill

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sanford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sanford.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sanford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sanford. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 Page for Sanford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for 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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Covington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sanford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sanford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sanford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3005, Longitude: -86.3966       In this case, the coordinates for Sanford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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