Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, New Hampshire facts for kids
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.
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.
As of the census of 2010, there were no people living in the township.
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