Introduction to Sanford, North Carolina
The present day city of Sanford was named after C.O. Sanford, a railroad civil engineer. Sanford is the county seat of Lee County, which was established in 1907. The town of Jonesboro, another major town of the county, merged with the city in the late 20th century and was renamed as Jonesboro Heights. The Sanford Herald, the city’s newspaper, was first published in 1930.
Sanford and nearby Attractions
- Tama County Historical Museum and Genealogy Library
- North Carolina Railroad Museum
- House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
- Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
- JFK Special Warfare Museum
- Raven Rock State Park
Things To Do In Sanford
There are several open spaces and parks in Sanford including Depot Park, Deep River Sporting Clays, and SanLee Park. It is also worth visiting the Railroad House Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Kendale Shopping Center, Sanford Mall, and Sanford Shopping Center. The Sanford Municipal Golf Course is an ideal destination for golf lover, and it offers an eye-catching view of Buffalo Creek. It also has a large driving range. Golfers can also visit the Tobacco Road Golf Course.
Flights are available from Moore County Airport.
Sanford Higher Education
Central Carolina Community College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered at Campbell University, Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University, and Meredith College.