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Encyclopedia > Sanford, Maine
Location of town of Sanford in map of Maine
Location of town of Sanford in map of Maine

Sanford is a town and a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 20,806 at the 2000 census. Sanford includes the village of Springvale. The town is situated on the Mousam River. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... York County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Springvale is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ...

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History

Town Hall in c. 1915
Town Hall in c. 1915

Sanford is in the western portion of a tract of land purchased in 1661 from Abenaki Chief Fluellin by Major William Phillips, an owner of mills in Saco. In 1696, Mrs. Phillips willed it to her former husband's son, Peleg Sanford, from whom the name is derived, although it was first called "Phillipstown." Sanford would be incorporated in 1768. Alfred was once the "North Parish" of Sanford. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1661 (MDCLXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Abenaki (also Wabanuok or Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans/First Nations belonging to the Algonquian peoples of northeastern North America. ... Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... The year 1696 had the earliest equinoxes and solstices for 400 years in the Gregorian calendar, because this year is a leap year and the Gregorian calendar would have behaved like the Julian calendar since March 1500 had it have been in use that long. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Alfred is a town located in York County, Maine. ...


The Mousam River provided water power for mills. Following the Civil War, Sanford developed into a textile manufacturing center, connected to markets by the Portland & Rochester Railroad. Factories were built at both Springvale and Sanford villages. Products included cotton and woolen goods, carpets, shoes and lumber. Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Cotton ready for harvest. ... Woolen is the name of a yarn and cloth usually made from wool. ...


In 1867, British-born Thomas Goodall arrived, after selling a mill in 1865 at Troy, New Hampshire which made blankets contoured to fit horses. He established Goodall Mills, manufacturing saddle blankets, carriage robes and mohair plush for upholstering railroad seats. It would also make "Palm Beach fabric," for summer suits and draperies. The company's textiles were known for brilliant and fast colors, and found buyers worldwide. From 1880 to 1910, the mill town's population would swell from 2,700 to over 9,000. In 1914, the Goodall family built Goodall Park, a 784 seat roofed stadium, now a treasured historic site. A statue of Thomas Goodall was erected in Central Park, and has recently been restored. Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Troy is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 1,962 at the 2000 census. ... A saddle is a seat for a rider fastened to an animals back. ... Catherine IIs carved, painted and gilded Coronation Coach (Hermitage Museum) George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a landau with footmen and an outrider, Canada 1939 The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century... Mohair is a silk-like fabric made from the hair of the Angora goat, not to be confused with the angora rabbit whose fur is called angora. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Amoskeag Canal, 1948, by Charles Sheeler A mill town is a community that grew up around one or more mills or factories, usually on a river that was used as a source of power in the days before electricity. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ...

Sanford Mills in c. 1910

In 1954, Burlington Mills, then the largest textile firm, bought Sanford Mills. The latter closed, leaving 3,500 unemployed. Local business owners began traveling the northeast, convincing new employers to move to the area. Life Magazine would call Sanford "the town that refused to die." It now has diversified industries, including the manufacture of aircraft parts. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ... Look up aircraft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In the 1960s, the Federal Government offered money for urban renewal, to rehabilitate aging or blighted districts. More than thirty Sanford structures were razed. In Springvale, three of four corners were leveled. Fortunately, fine architectural examples from the flush mill era survived. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Blight often stands side-by-side with new structures during urban renewal efforts. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2003, a proposal to build a $650 million casino in South Sanford was rejected by Maine voters. The 362-acre development, ostensibly owned by the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy nations, would have encompassed 4,000 slot machines, 180 gaming tables, a hotel, a 60,000 square foot convention center and an 18 hole golf course. Proponents argued that it would add 4,700 permanent jobs and 25% of revenue would be directed to the state. Detractors predicted higher crime, traffic and an erosion of Maine's quality of life.


Recent News

Many homes and businesses were damaged or distroyed due to the torrential downpour two weeks ago. The Mousam river, along with all it's tributaries, severly swelled over it's banks. A local cemetary was flooded, but thankfully, no tombs were damaged.


Geography

Sanford is located at 43°26′23″N, 70°46′23″W (43.439925, -70.773304)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 126.2 km² (48.7 mi²). 123.8 km² (47.8 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (1.89%) is water. Sanford is drained by the Mousam River. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Sanford has many big lakes that are in wooded areas and it attracts many campers to the Southern Maine town.


Demographics

School Street in c. 1908

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,806 people, 8,270 households, and 5,449 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 168.1/km² (435.3/mi²). There were 8,807 housing units at an average density of 71.1/km² (184.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.68% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 2.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,270 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...

Lower Main Street in c. 1910
Lower Main Street in c. 1910

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,668, and the median income for a family was $43,021. Males had a median income of $33,115 versus $24,264 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,951. About 11.1% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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