Sandwich, New Hampshire Real Estate Information
Located on the shores of Squam Lake , Sandwich was named in honor of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. He is most notable as the inventor of the sandwich. The town of Sandwich is one of the largest towns in New Hampshire. This occurred in the 1700s when much of the land was considered so inaccessible that the grant of land was enlarged. Sandwich encompasses the villages of Center Sandwich and North Sandwich. A portion of the White Mountain National Forest is in the northern part of Sandwich.
The New Hampshire League of Arts and Crafts started in Sandwich in 1920 and remains an attraction for tourists. Sandwich has one covered bridge.
The beauty of Sandwich is not only Squam Lake , but the mountain ranges which cross this town (Sandwich Range & Squam Range) making it a hikers paradise. Sandwich Mountain at 3,993 ft. is the highest point in town.
Some other features are the Sandwich Historical Society Museum, and the Sandwich Fair on Columbus Day weekend (the last agricultural fair of the year in the Northeast).
Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth is 19 miles away.
Even though Sandwich doesnt have shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee it does have an impact of 4.2% on the total watershed for Lake Winnipesaukee. The Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed covers 381 square miles.
- County: Carroll
- Incorporated: 1763
- Area: 85.8 sq. miles of land and 0.6 sq. miles of inland water area
- Coordinates: 43°4727N 71°2440W
- Altitude ASL: 797 ft.
- Population (US Census 2005) 1,348 residents
- Population density: 14.8 people/sq. mile
- Tax Rate (10/11) $10.81
- Web site: www.town.sandwich.nh.us
General Store and Post Office - Sandwich