Mount Willey

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Mount Willey
Mount Willey from Crawford Notch.JPG
Mount Willey from Crawford Notch looking south
Elevation 1,297 m (4,255 ft)
Prominence 78 m (256 ft)
Listing White Mountain 4000-Footers
Location
Location Grafton County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Range Willey Range
Coordinates 44°11′N 71°25′W / 44.183°N 71.417°W / 44.183; -71.417Coordinates: 44°11′N 71°25′W / 44.183°N 71.417°W / 44.183; -71.417
Topo map USGS Crawford Notch (NH)
Climbing
Easiest route Willey Range Trail via Mt. Field
The view from the summit of Mt. Willey to the northeast, along the spine of the Presidential Range from Webster (right) to Jefferson.

Mount Willey is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. The mountain is named after Samuel Willey, Jr. (1766–1826)[1] and his family, who in 1825 moved into a house in Crawford Notch. Tragically the family was killed a year later in August 1826 during a landslide.

Mount Willey is part of the Willey Range of the White Mountains, of which it is the southernmost and second highest. It, along with Mount Field, forms the western wall of Crawford Notch. The summit is just outside the Crawford Notch State Park; it is at the northeast corner of the Pemigewasset Wilderness.

The north and east faces of Mount Willey drain directly into the Saco River, thence into the Gulf of Maine at Saco, Maine. The south and west sides drain into the North Fork of the Pemigewasset River, thence into the East Branch, the Pemigewasset River, Merrimack River, and into the Gulf of Maine at Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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