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There have been many stories over the years about just how the town got its tasty name. Some say it is related to the Sandwich Islands. Some say it has to do with the Earl of Sandwich, creator of the food still as popular as ever. Still others say it is the food itself which gave the town its moniker. The answer is, none of the above, although it is worth noting the first plat of Sandwich was recorded by a man with the last name of Beveridge.

At that time, though, the town was not called Sandwich. It was in 1855, four years after the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad first surveyed land through Almon Cage's property. Cage gave the land to build a depot on, knowing that would attract development of a town. It did, and the town was named "Almon" after its first settler. Cage proceeded to offer free lots to anyone who would build in the newly platted town, and a number of people took him up on it. Cage did not like his first name used to name the town, so Almon was quickly scrapped in favor of Newark Station. But this only
served to confuse the town with Newark to the south. It was not until "Long John" Wentworth went to Congress that Sandwich became Sandwich, and hit its stride.

Sandwich is located in Northern Illinois and is home to 7,421 residents. The people of Sandwich enjoy a high quality of life which is enhanced by its schools, churches, and service organizations. Sandwich is proud to be the home of the Sandwich Fair. Held every year since 1889, it is the oldest
continuing county fair in the State of Illinois! Located in the heartland of America, Sandwich has a diverse economy based on business, industry, and farming.

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  • 120 Listings For Sale
  • $249,648 Average Listing Price
  • $125 Average Listing Price per Square Foot

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