City of Sanford Timeline
Fort Mellon established
City of Mellonville incorporated
City of Sanford is incorporated on September 29.
Former President U.S. Grant attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the South Florida Railroad in Sanford.
The city of Mellonville is annexed into Sanford.
The east side of Sanford burns to the ground during "The Big Fire."
The African American city of Goldsboro is incorporated.
"The Great Freeze" wipes out the citrus industry in Sanford and farmers begin to grow celery.
The Sanford Herald newspaper is established.
Goldsboro is annexed into Sanford.
Seminole County is created on April 25th with Sanford as the county seat.
Mayor Forrest Lake arrested for embezzlement. City faces financial ruin.
Zora Neale Hurston writes her first novel Jonah's Gourd Vine in Georgetown.
Seminole Boulevard is completed.
The New York Giants move baseball farm team operations to Sanford.
Hurricane Donna hits Sanford.
Sanford Naval Air Station closes.
I-4 opens at Sanford.
Sanford becomes southern terminus of the Auto Train.
Sanford's downtown commercial district is placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sanford's downtown residential district is placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sanford's airport (former Naval Air Station) becomes Orlando-Sanford International Airport. Seminole Towne Center shopping mall opens.
Tornado hits Sanford, kills 12.
Sanford celebrates 125 years.
$3.5 Million RiverWalk opens.
Downtown Streetscape Completion