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Bean's Purchase, New Hampshire
Carter Dome seen from Mt. Hight
Carter Dome seen from Mt. Hight
Location in Coös County, New Hampshire
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Coös
 • Total 65.30 sq mi (169.12 km2)
 • Land 65.19 sq mi (168.85 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)  0.16%
1,960 ft (600 m)
 • Total 0
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-007-04260

Bean's Purchase is a township in Coös County, New Hampshire, United States. The purchase lies entirely within the White Mountain National Forest. The population was zero as of the 2020 census.

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).


In 1851 the New Hampshire state legislature authorized the governor and council to appoint a land commissioner to sell the public lands, and James Willey of Conway was appointed to that office. Bean's Purchase was made by Commissioner Willey to Alpheus Bean of Bartlett in 1812 for $1,025 and contained about 59,000 acres (240 km2).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the purchase has a total area of 65.3 square miles (169 km2), of which 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2), or 0.03%, is water. The highest point in Bean's Purchase is the summit of Carter Dome, at 4,832 feet (1,473 m) above sea level.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 25
1940 0 −100.0%
1950 0
1960 0
1970 0
1980 0
1990 0
2000 4
2010 0 −100.0%
2020 0
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2020 census, the population of the township was zero. Bean's Purchase is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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