Mount Hancock (New Hampshire)

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Mount Hancock
Elevation 4,403 feet (1,342 m)[1]
Prominence 1,200 ft (370 m)[2]
Listing White Mountain 4000-footers
Location
Location Grafton County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Range White Mountains
Coordinates 44°05′01″N 71°29′37″W / 44.0836782°N 71.4936885°W / 44.0836782; -71.4936885Coordinates: 44°05′01″N 71°29′37″W / 44.0836782°N 71.4936885°W / 44.0836782; -71.4936885[3]
Topo map USGS Mount Carrigain
South Hancock
Elevation 4,319 ft (1,316 m) NGVD 29[4]
Prominence 179 ft (55 m)[5]
Listing White Mountain 4000-footers
Location
Coordinates 44°04′24″N 71°29′14″W / 44.073219°N 71.487149°W / 44.073219; -71.487149[4]

Mount Hancock is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire, named after John Hancock[6] (1737–1793), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

The mountain is on the south side of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, the source of the Pemigewasset River in the heart of the White Mountains, between Franconia Notch and Crawford Notch. Mount Hancock is flanked to the northeast by Mount Carrigain, to the south by Mount Huntington, and to the west by Mount Hitchcock. Prior to the completion of the Kancamagus Highway, Mount Hancock was one of the most remote, inaccessible peaks in the White Mountains.

The Appalachian Mountain Club considers both Mount Hancock and the officially unnamed peak to its south to be "four-thousand footers" because the south peak rises more than 200 feet above the col that adjoins it to the higher north peak.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Mount Washington, NH 1:100,000-scale quadrangle. 1988
  2. ^ "Mount Hancock, New Hampshire". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Mount Hancock". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "South Hancock, New Hampshire". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  5. ^ http://peakbagger.com
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148. 

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