Center Sandwich, New Hampshire

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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
Census-designated place
Town Hall
Town Hall
Center Sandwich is located in New Hampshire
Center Sandwich
Center Sandwich
Location within the state of New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°48′26″N 71°26′24″W / 43.80722°N 71.44000°W / 43.80722; -71.44000Coordinates: 43°48′26″N 71°26′24″W / 43.80722°N 71.44000°W / 43.80722; -71.44000
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 654 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 123
 • Density 210/sq mi (82/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03227
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-10900
GNIS feature ID 0871655

Center Sandwich is a census-designated place in the town of Sandwich in Carroll County, New Hampshire. It is the primary settlement in the town and had a population of 123 at the 2010 census.[1] The village center and surrounding area are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Center Sandwich Historic District.

The village is located at the intersection of New Hampshire Route 113 and Route 109. Route 113 connects Center Sandwich with Holderness to the west and Tamworth to the east. Route 109 begins in Center Sandwich and travels southeast to Moultonborough and Wolfeboro.

The village is home of the Sandwich Fair, held annually in early October.

History[edit]

Center Sandwich began as the site of an early gristmill, erected in 1768 by Daniel Beede, which was followed in 1780 by a sawmill, both on the banks of the Red Hill River. Roads were then built to the area, and the village grew from about 900 people in 1790 to over 2,000 in 1820. Most of the village's development and growth occurred in the years before the American Civil War, resulting in residential and civic buildings that are largely vernacular Federal and Greek Revival in style. Because no railroads were built to serve the area, Center Sandwich declined in importance after the Civil War. Only a small number of changes occurred in the village in the 20th century.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Center Sandwich Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-05-03.