Montcalm, New Hampshire

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Montcalm, New Hampshire
Unincorporated community
Exit 15 (Montcalm) on Interstate 89
Exit 15 (Montcalm) on Interstate 89
Montcalm is located in New Hampshire
Montcalm
Montcalm
Coordinates: 43°35′50″N 72°10′00″W / 43.59722°N 72.16667°W / 43.59722; -72.16667Coordinates: 43°35′50″N 72°10′00″W / 43.59722°N 72.16667°W / 43.59722; -72.16667
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Elevation 1,211 ft (369 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 603
GNIS feature ID 1917586[1]

Montcalm is an unincorporated community in the town of Enfield in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.[2] It is located along a portion of old New Hampshire Route 10 that remains after most of the road was replaced by Interstate 89. The stretch of old road is only accessible from Exit 15 on I-89; in both directions from the exit the old road reaches a dead end. (Present-day Route 10 follows Interstate 89 in a concurrency through this area.) The elevation is 1,211 feet (369 m) above sea level.[3]

The name "Montcalm" was chosen by Enfield's selectmen in 1960 when the construction of I-89 was in the planning stages, to replace the name "South Notch" that had been proposed by state highway engineers. Montcalm had once been the name of a settlement in the area which had had its own post office and school.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montcalm". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Montcalm, New Hampshire". HometownLocator.com. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 x 15 minute topographic map series: North Grantham quadrangle
  4. ^ Janice Aitkin, "The towns that can't be found: Exits say Purmort and Montcalm -- but where are they?", The Nashua Telegraph, 5/22/82 p. 2