Category Archives: Early Settlers

The Nye Museum, Old County Road and Cedarville

The Nye Grist Mill, Homestead and Grange Hall This year marks the 50th year of Nye Association ownership (actual preservation) and the 40th year being open as a museum. In 1665 the Town of Sandwich gave 12 acres in East … Continue reading

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Sandwich’s Woodshed Night Club and the Locust Grove Asylum

Skunks and racoons on the kitchen table? The house at 238 Route 6A, The Old King’s Highway, is falling down.  It’s open to the weather and the rain just pours in. In a year or so, it may be gone. … Continue reading

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Aerial Views of Town Center

4 – Sandwich Card & Tag Co. 5 – G. Howland’s Lumber Yard 6 – Town Hall 7 – Sandwich Casino 8 – High School 10 – Sandwich Academy 14 – Novelty Block 15 – Central House 16 – Post … Continue reading

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The Story of the “Old Titus” Clock

In 1749, Reverend Abraham Williams became pastor at the First Parish Meeting House, bringing with him a 19-year old black slave named Titus Winchester.  There are two versions of the “Titus” legend. One is that Rev. Williams offered his slave … Continue reading

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Saddle and Pillion Graves

Edmund Freeman, a founder of Sandwich, and his wife Elizabeth are buried here. Elizabeth died on 14 February 1676 and was buried on the hill of the Freeman farm. It is said that Edmund and his sons placed a large … Continue reading

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