Crawford's Purchase, New Hampshire

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Crawford's Purchase, New Hampshire
Location in Coos County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 44°16′00″N 71°23′58″W / 44.26667°N 71.39944°W / 44.26667; -71.39944Coordinates: 44°16′00″N 71°23′58″W / 44.26667°N 71.39944°W / 44.26667; -71.39944
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyCoos
Area
 • Total8.2 sq mi (21 km2)
 • Land8.2 sq mi (21 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
2,890 ft (880 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
Area code(s)603

Crawford's Purchase is a township located in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The purchase lies entirely within the White Mountain National Forest. As of the 2010 census, the purchase had a population of zero.

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).

History[edit]

Crawford's Purchase was granted by commissioner James Willey to Thomas Abbott, Nathaniel Abbott and Ethan Allen Crawford in 1834 for $8,000,[1] and contained about 15,712 acres (63.58 km2).

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the purchase has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21 km2). None of it is covered by water, except for streams such as the Ammonoosuc River, which flows through the southern part of the purchase. The highest point is 2,890 feet (880 m) above sea level, at the northern corner of the purchase boundary.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188028
1890280.0%
190010−64.3%
19600
19700
19800
19900
20000
20100
Est. 20150[2]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the 2010 census,[4] there were no people living in the purchase.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julyan, Robert Hixson; Julyan, Mary (1993), Place Names of the White Mountains (Revised ed.), University Press of New England, p. 36, ISBN 978-0-87451-638-8
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.