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°17′54″N71°18′42″W / 44.29833°N 71.31167°W / 44.29833; -71.31167 Coordinates: 44°17′54″N71°18′42″W / 44.29833°N 71.31167°W / 44.29833; -71.31167
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Coos
Area
  Total18.5 sq mi (48 km2)
  Land18.5 sq mi (48 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
6,000 ft (2,000 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total0
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
Area code(s) 603

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase is a township located in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The purchase lies entirely within the White Mountain National Forest. As of the 2010 census, the purchase had a population of zero. [1]

New Hampshire U.S. state in the United States

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by area and the 10th least populous U.S. state.

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White Mountain National Forest

The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) is a federally managed forest contained within the White Mountains in the northeastern United States. It was established in 1918 as a result of the Weeks Act of 1911; federal acquisition of land had already begun in 1914. It has a total area of 750,852 acres (303,859 ha). Most of the WMNF is in New Hampshire; a small part is in the neighboring state of Maine. While often casually referred to as a park, this is a National Forest, used not only for hiking, camping, and skiing but for logging and other limited commercial purposes. The WMNF is the only National Forest located in either New Hampshire or Maine. Most of the major peaks over 4,000 feet high for peak-bagging in New Hampshire are located in the National Forest. Over 100 miles (160 km) of the Appalachian Trail traverses the White Mountain National Forest. In descending order of land area the forest lies in parts of Grafton, Coos, and Carroll counties in New Hampshire, and Oxford County in Maine.

Contents

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 the Cog Railway.

Mount Washington (New Hampshire) Highest mountain in Northeastern United States

Mount Washington, called Agiocochook by some Native American tribes, is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m) and the most topographically prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.

Mount Washington Auto Road

The Mount Washington Auto Road — originally the Mount Washington Carriage Road — is a 7.6 mi (12.2 km) toll road that extends from New Hampshire Route 16 in Green's Grant, just north of Pinkham Notch, westward across Pinkham's Grant and Thompson and Meserve's Purchase to the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains of the US state of New Hampshire. The road climbs 4,618 ft (1,408 m) from an altitude of 1,527 ft (465 m) at the bottom to 6,145 ft (1,873 m) at the top, an average gradient of 11.6%. The road was completed and opened to the public in 1861.

Mount Washington Cog Railway transport company

The Mount Washington Cog Railway, also known as the Cog, is the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway. The railway is still in operation, climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire, USA. It uses a Marsh rack system and both steam and biodiesel-powered locomotives to carry tourists to the top of the mountain. Its track is built to a 4 ft 8 in gauge, which is technically a narrow gauge, as it is 12 inch (1.3 cm) less than a 4 ft 8 12 instandard gauge.

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 ]

Conway, New Hampshire Town in New Hampshire, United States

Conway is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. It is the most populous community in the county. The population was 10,115 at the 2010 census, more than 1/5 of the total population of Carroll County. The town is near the southeastern edge of White Mountain National Forest. Cathedral Ledge and Echo Lake State Park are in the west. There are five villages in the town: Conway, North Conway, Center Conway, Redstone and Kearsarge. Additionally, it shares a portion of the village of Intervale with the neighboring town of Bartlett.

Jackson, New Hampshire Town in New Hampshire, United States

Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 816 at the 2010 census. Jackson is an elegant resort area in the White Mountains. Parts of the White Mountain National Forest are in the west, north and east.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the purchase has a total area of 18.5 square miles (48 km2), all of it land. 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. Thompson and Meserve's Purchase contains a northern portion of the 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). To the east of the Presidential peaks lies the Great Gulf, a deep glacial cirque.

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Presidential Range mountain range in the US state of New Hampshire

The Presidential Range is a mountain range located in the White Mountains of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Containing the highest peaks of the Whites, its most notable summits are named for American presidents, followed by prominent public figures of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Presidential Range is notorious for having some of the worst weather on Earth, mainly because of the unpredictability of high wind speeds and whiteout conditions on the higher summits. Because of the poor weather conditions, the Presidential Range is often used for mountaineering training for those who go on to climb some of the world's highest mountains, including K2 and Everest.

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
Est. 20173 [2]
U.S. Decennial Census [3]

As of the 2010 census, [4] there were no people living in the township.

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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Dixville, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Ervings Location, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Hadleys Purchase, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Low and Burbanks Grant, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Martins Location, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Pinkhams Grant, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Sargents Purchase, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Beans Purchase, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Odell, New Hampshire Township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States

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Mount Clay mountain in United States of America

Mount Clay is a peak located in Thompson and Meserve's Purchase in Coos County in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is a rise about 0.9-mile (1.4 km) long and a few hundred feet tall, with summit elevation of 5,533 feet (1,686 m); it lies on the ridge joining the summits of Mount Washington, about 0.9-mile (1.4 km) to the south-southeast, with that of Mount Jefferson, about 1.3-mile (2.1 km) north.

Gorham, New Hampshire Town in New Hampshire, United States

Gorham is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,848 at the 2010 census. Gorham is located in the White Mountains, and parts of the White Mountain National Forest are in the south and northwest. Moose Brook State Park is in the west. The town is crossed by the Appalachian Trail. Tourism is a principal business. It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

References

  1. United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Minor Civil Divisions – New Hampshire" . Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.