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Welcome to Stafford ...

So far, we found very little information about Stafford. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Stafford to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Stafford, please Contact Us.


Stafford would have been located within present day Harford County<2>.


The location of Stafford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Stafford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Stafford is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Stafford was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Stafford would have been located in the (410) area code.

Communities Also Named Stafford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Maryland communities named Stafford: This one is located in Harford County and the other is located in Prince George's County.

Beyond Maryland, there are 21 communities that are also named Stafford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Virginia.

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

Communities near Stafford ...

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

  • Aberdeen
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,964 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen <5>
  • Elkton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
    • Elkton is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,665 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton <5>
  • Havre de Grace
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havre de Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre de Grace
    • Havre de Grace is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,147 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre de Grace <5>
  • Bel Air
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bel Air
    • Bel Air is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,266 people
    • Former names for Bel Air:
    • Belle Air
    • Belle Aire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bel Air <5>
  • Oxford
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford is located in Chester County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,594 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford <5>
  • New Freedom
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Perryville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • North East
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North East have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North East
    • North East is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,609 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North East <5>
  • Rising Sun
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
    • Rising Sun is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,784 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rising Sun <5>
  • Quarryville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)

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 Stafford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stafford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Stafford. 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 Stafford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stafford. See our Newspapers Page for Stafford.

Adding Stafford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stafford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Stafford was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Stafford post office opened in 1882.

We also found Stafford in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Stafford.

The official website for Harford County: www.co.ha.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Stafford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Harford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stafford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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