Mount Hancock (New Hampshire)

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Mount Hancock
Mount Hancock NH June 2019.jpg
Mt. Hancock viewed from Zealand Notch
Highest point
Elevation4,403 feet (1,342 m) [1]
Prominence1,200 ft (370 m) [2]
ListingWhite Mountain 4000-footers
Coordinates44°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]
LocationGrafton County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Parent rangeWhite Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Mount Carrigain
South Hancock
Highest point
Elevation4,319 ft (1,316 m)  NGVD 29[4]
Prominence179 ft (55 m) [5]
ListingWhite Mountain 4000-footers
Coordinates44°04′24″N 71°29′14″W / 44.073219°N 71.487149°W / 44.073219; -71.487149[4]

Mount Hancock is a mountain 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 (61 m) 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". Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  3. ^ "Mount Hancock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "South Hancock, New Hampshire". Retrieved 2013-01-31.
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  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148.

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