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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
Census-designated place
Town Hall
Town Hall
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Carroll
Town Sandwich
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 654 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 123
 • Density 212/sq mi (82.0/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, in the United States. It is the primary settlement in the town and had a population of 123 at the 2010 census. 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

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 and surrounding rural parts of town 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 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. The oldest surviving building in the village is the 1792 Baptist church, originally Federal in style, but later given Greek Revival features.


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