FLOR500 Garden 325 Henry Sanford, Town Founder, Businessman, Diplomat (1823–1891) The city of Sanford is named for Henry Sanford, a famed businessman, statesman, and diplomat. Under President Lincoln’s administration, Sanford arranged for military supplies for the Union from Belgium and used a network of agents to spy on the Confederacy. He cultivated 140 different types of citrus and exotic fruits at his Sanford home, a town that would later be known as the celery capital of the world.
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Henry Sanford, Town Founder, Businessman, Diplomat

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Henry Sanford, Town Founder, Businessman, Diplomat 

(1823–1891)

The city of Sanford is named for Henry Sanford, a famed businessman, statesman, and diplomat.  Under President Lincoln’s administration, Sanford arranged for military supplies for the Union from Belgium and used a network of agents to spy on the Confederacy. He cultivated 140 different types of citrus and exotic fruits at his Sanford home, a town that would later be known as the celery capital of the world. 





 




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