Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The town boundaries generally triangular in shape were south of west Thirteenth Street, between Olive Avenue on the west and Clark now known as Lake Avenue on the east. The first elected officials: Mayor Walter Williams, Alderman David Wilson, A. T. Shepard, J. A. Williams, E. C. Carolina and Mr. Hubbard, Clerk J. W. Small, Marshal W. W. Clark, Treasurer Joseph White, Tax Assessor, J. W. Small, and Tax Collector W. M. Clark. A year later the first school was opened with Katie Stubbins as teacher. The first Post Master was John Wesley Small. The first church was The Zion Methodist.
The town of Goldsboro prevented Sanford from expanding its boundaries to the west. On April 6, 1911 the City of Sanford passed a resolution on its intent to absorb Goldsboro. Despite pleas from the Goldsboro officials in the
Community leaders are remembered through the naming of the Sanford Housing Authority complexes. William Clark is recognized as the merchant and home builder most responsible for the early development of Goldsboro.
Location. 28° 48.04′ N, 81° 16.843′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is on West Thirteenth Street east of South Olive Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located at the Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum, situated along the sidewalk at the corner of the property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1211 West Thirteenth Street, Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sanford State Farmers' Market (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Seth French (1824~1896) (approx. half a mile away); Sanford High School/Sanford Grammar/Student Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sanford Railroad Historical Data (approx. one mile away); The Henry B. Lord Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); The PICO Block St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); The First National Bank No. 1 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sanford.
More about this marker. The double-sided marker is capped on both sides with the Seminole County Historic Marker logo.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Commentary: The History of Goldsboro. short audio podcast produced by CMF Public Media (Submitted on April 8, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
2. New Goldsboro history museum preserves town's forgotten lore. article from Eloísa Ruano González of the Orlando Sentinel (Submitted on April 8, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
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