Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, New Hampshire

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Thompson and Meserve's Purchase,
New Hampshire
2016-09-03 16 54 02 View eastbound down the Mount Washington Auto Road at about mile 6.7 (about 5760 feet above sea level) in Thompson and Meserve's Purchase Township, Coos County, New Hampshire.jpg
A large portion of the Mount Washington Auto Road passes through the township.
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Coordinates: 44°18′1″N71°17′23″W / 44.30028°N 71.28972°W / 44.30028; -71.28972 Coordinates: 44°18′1″N71°17′23″W / 44.30028°N 71.28972°W / 44.30028; -71.28972
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Coös
Area
[1]
  Total18.5 sq mi (48.0 km2)
  Land18.5 sq mi (48.0 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0%
Elevation
3,179 ft (969 m)
Population
 (2020) [2]
  Total1
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-007-76580
GNIS feature ID872800

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase is a township in Coös County, New Hampshire, United States. The purchase lies entirely within the White Mountain National Forest. As of the 2020 census, the population of the purchase was 1. [2]

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In New Hampshire, locations, grants, townships (which are different from towns), and purchases are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part of any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited).

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase is notable for encompassing the northern slope of Mount Washington, including a large portion of the Mount Washington Auto Road and Cog Railway.

History

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase was sold by Commissioner Willey to Samuel W. Thompson of Conway and George P. Meserve of Jackson, New Hampshire, in 1855 for $500.[ citation needed ]

Geography

The purchase is situated just north of the summit of Mount Washington and includes much of the northern Presidential Range, including Mount Adams, the second highest mountain in New Hampshire at 5,774 feet (1,760 m), and Mount Jefferson, the third highest peak at 5,712 feet (1,741 m). The highest point in the purchase is 6,000 feet (1,800 m) above sea level on the slope of Chandler Ridge, just north of the summit of Mount Washington. To the east of the Presidential peaks lies the Great Gulf, a deep glacial cirque. The Appalachian Trail crosses the purchase, close to the crest of the Presidential Range.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the purchase has a total area of 18.5 square miles (48.0 km2), of which 0.3 acres (1,239 m2), or 0.003%, are water. [1] The west side of the purchase is drained by the headwaters of the Ammonoosuc River, including its tributaries Clay Brook and Jefferson Brook, while the northwest corner of the purchase is drained by streams that flow north to the Israel River. Both the Ammonoosuc and the Israel River are part of the Connecticut River watershed. The east side of the purchase is drained by the West Branch of the Peabody River, coming out of the Great Gulf and part of the Androscoggin River watershed.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1860 32
1900 18
1910 4−77.8%
1930 2
1940 0−100.0%
1950 2
1960 1−50.0%
1970 0−100.0%
1980 2
1990 0−100.0%
2000 0
2010 0
2020 1
U.S. Decennial Census [2] [3]

As of the 2020 census, there was one person recorded to be living in the purchase. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files – New Hampshire". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Thompson and Meserves purchase, Coos County, New Hampshire: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.