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On February 11, 1874, the bustling town that sprang up from the crossing of the Western and Chatham railroads was granted official incorporation and named "Town of Sanford." More than 70 years later, Sanford merged with neighboring town Jonesboro and became the "City of Sanford." Let's celebrate our 150 years of progress with events and activities throughout the year!

Official Sesquicentennial Events

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Charter Day

Sanford Municipal Center

February 6, 2024

Festival Flags

Lions Club Fairgrounds

April 6, 2024


Living History 



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Sights from Sanford's Centennial

1874 - 2024


Celebrating Sanford's

by preserving our past, connecting our present, and working together for our future

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