Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, New Hampshire


Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, New Hampshire

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase is a township located in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2000 census, the purchase had a total population of 0.

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 and the 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 USD.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the purchase has a total area of convert|18.5|sqmi|km2|lk=on, all of it land. The highest point in the purchase is convert|6000|ft|m|lk=on 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 convert|5774|ft|m, and Mount Jefferson, the third highest peak at convert|5712|ft|m. To the east of the Presidential peaks lies the Great Gulf, a deep glacial cirque.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there are no people living in the purchase.

References


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