Place:Sandown, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

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NameSandown
TypeTown
Coordinates42.917°N 71.183°W
Located inRockingham, New Hampshire, United States
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Sandown is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 5,986 at the 2010 census.

History

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Once part of Kingston, Sandown was incorporated as a separate town in 1756 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. It was named for picturesque Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The first minister of Sandown, the Reverend Josiah Cotton, built the Sandown Meeting House in 1774. It had an pulpit and marble columns supporting the gallery, and is still an excellent example of early New England church architecture. The meetinghouse is said to be the finest of its type in New Hampshire, with outstanding craftsmanship and architectural details.

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