Thompson and Meserve's Purchase,
|• Total||18.5 sq mi (48.0 km2)|
|• Land||18.5 sq mi (48.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||3,179 ft (969 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern)|
|GNIS feature ID||872800|
Thompson and Meserve's Purchase is a township in Coös County, New Hampshire, United States. The purchase lies entirely within the White Mountain National Forest. As of the 2020 census, the population of the purchase was 1.
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 purchase is situated just north of the summit of Mount Washington and includes much of the northern 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). 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. To the east of the Presidential peaks lies the Great Gulf, a deep glacial cirque. The Appalachian Trail crosses the purchase, close to the crest of the Presidential Range.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the purchase has a total area of 18.5 square miles (48.0 km2), of which 0.3 acres (1,239 m2), or 0.003%, are water. The west side of the purchase is drained by the headwaters of the Ammonoosuc River, including its tributaries Clay Brook and Jefferson Brook, while the northwest corner of the purchase is drained by streams that flow north to the Israel River. Both the Ammonoosuc and the Israel River are part of the Connecticut River watershed. The east side of the purchase is drained by the West Branch of the Peabody River, coming out of the Great Gulf and part of the Androscoggin River watershed.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
- "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files – New Hampshire". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
- "Thompson and Meserves purchase, Coos County, New Hampshire: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.