Hadley's Purchase, New Hampshire

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Hadley's Purchase, New Hampshire
Location in Coos County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 44°07′42″N 71°19′56″W / 44.12833°N 71.33222°W / 44.12833; -71.33222Coordinates: 44°07′42″N 71°19′56″W / 44.12833°N 71.33222°W / 44.12833; -71.33222
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyCoos
Area
 • Total7.4 sq mi (19 km2)
 • Land7.4 sq mi (19 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
3,180 ft (970 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
Area code(s)603

Hadley's Purchase is a township located in the southernmost portion of Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2010 census, the purchase had a population of zero.[1] The purchase lies entirely within the White Mountain National Forest.

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]

The purchase takes its name from Henry G. Hadley of Eugene City, Oregon, who bought approximately 8,000 acres (32 km2) from the state in 1834 for $500.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the purchase has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19 km2), none of which is covered by water other than streams. The highest point in the purchase is 3,180 feet (970 m) above sea level, along its eastern border. The highest summit in Hadley's Purchase is Mount Crawford, at 3,119 feet (951 m).

U.S. Route 302 roughly parallels the southern and western limits of the purchase, passing within approximately 0.4 miles (0.64 km) to 1 mile (1.6 km) of the border.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19600
19700
19800
19900
20000
20100
Est. 20150[3]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the 2010 census,[5] there were no people living in the township.

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Julyan, Robert Hixson; Julyan, Mary (1993), Place Names of the White Mountains (Revised ed.), University Press of New England, p. 66, ISBN 978-0-87451-638-8
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.