- Bean's Grant, New Hampshire
Bean's Grant is a township located in southern Coos County,
New Hampshire, United States, north of Crawford Notch State Park. 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). The population was 0 at the 2000 census.
In 1851, the
New HampshireGeneral Court authorized the governor and council to appoint a land commissioner to sell the public lands, and James Willeyof Conway was appointed to that office. Bean's Grant was made by Commissioner Willey to Charles Bean of Mainein 1855, and it contained about 3,300 acres.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the location has a total area of convert|9.7|sqmi|km2, all land.
The only roadway in the grant is Base Road, running from the Jefferson Notch Road (a small section of which is also in the Grant) to the nearby Cog Railway at
Marshfield Station, to the east.
Many mountains of the
Presidential Rangeare located here, including Mount Pierce, Mount Jackson and Mount Webster, each of which is traversed by the Appalachian Trail. The summit of Mount Pierce is the highest point in Bean's Grant, measuring convert|4310|ft|m above sea level. Brooks in the grant drain east to the Saco Riveror west to the Ammonoosuc River. Several popular hiking trails to the Presidential Rangetraverse the grant, originating near Saco Lake or further south in Crawford Notch.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there are no people living in the location, although there are seasonal residents at the AMC hut at Mizpah Springs, along the Appalachian Trail.
* [http://www.ncia.net/towns/bgrant.shtml NCIA entry on Bean's Grant]
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