View Full Version : Common NH feature/peak names - ?

Becca M
08-16-2015, 09:31 PM
Hi! I know asked this before (years ago!!!) and someone had a script that listed the count of the top USGS (I think???) feature names with a count and the locations. Would anybody be able to drum that up again???? I cannot find the listing anywhere!!!!

Such as, Owl's Head, Black Mtn, Sugarloaf, Prospect, etc.,


08-16-2015, 10:50 PM
Here's a list of summits with 4 or more occurrences of the same name from the most current GNIS dataset for NH. Is that what you're looking for?
Mud Pond is the most common feature name in NH with 28. Beaver Brook and Black Brook tie at 16 for most common stream name.

Pine Hill15Center Harbor, Concord, Danbury, Exeter, Franklin, Grafton, Grantham, Haverhill, Haverhill, Holderness, Littleton, North Conway East, Silver Lake, South Merrimack, Sugar Hill, Wolfeboro
Oak Hill14Brattleboro, Great East Lake, Hanover, Holderness, Marlborough, Milan, Northwood, Penacook, Peterborough South, Silver Lake, Springfield, Tuftonboro, Warren, Washington, Weare
Bald Hill11East Lempster, Epping, Franklin, Gilsum, Hanover, Manchester North, Marlborough, Mount Kineo, Silver Lake, Spofford, Spofford
Beech Hill11Andover, Dover West, Dublin, Groveton, Holderness, Hopkinton, Keene, Mount Moosilauke, New Boston, Newmarket, Plymouth, Twin Mountain, Warren
Bald Mountain10Claremont North, Franconia, Grantham, Mount Chocorua, Percy Peaks, Plymouth, Stoddard, Success Pond, Tamworth, Waterville Valley
Prospect Hill9Alstead, Enfield, Melvin Village, New Boston, North Grantham, North Hartland, Prospect Hill, Sunapee Lake North, Wentworth
Peaked Hill8Ashland, Barrington, Belmont, Hillsboro Upper Village, Mount Kineo, North Conway East, Squam Mountains, Woodstock
Sugar Hill8Bristol, Diamond Pond, Hinsdale, Hopkinton, Mount Carrigain, North Hartland, Smarts Mountain, Sugar Hill, Sugar Hill, Teakettle Ridge
Hedgehog Hill7Bethlehem, Bradford, Claremont South, Diamond Pond, Hillsboro, Marlow, Silver Lake, Stoddard
Page Hill7Ashburnham, Bellows Falls, Danbury, Groveton, Marlborough, Newport, Ossipee Lake
Rattlesnake Hill7Concord, Derry, Hopkinton, Hopkinton, Manchester North, Mount Pawtuckaway, Springfield
The Pinnacle7Andover, Bradford, Danbury, Grantham, Greenfield, Manchester North, Marlborough, Mount Cardigan, Troy
Birch Hill6Bartlett, Bradford, Conway, Milford, North Conway West, Silver Lake
Black Mountain6East Haverhill, Errol, Jackson, Mount Osceola, Warner, Waterville Valley, Wilsons Mills
Davis Hill6Alstead, Ashby, Conway, Great East Lake, Hinsdale, Sunapee Lake North
Great Hill6Exeter, Goffstown, Kingston, Mount Chocorua, Newmarket, Sandown
Long Hill6Dover West, Dover West, Mount Pawtuckaway, Nashua South, Newmarket, Newmarket
Meetinghouse Hill6Bradford, Exeter, Gossville, Hillsboro, Hinsdale, New Boston
North Peak6Enfield, Franconia, Mount Osceola, Mount Tripyramid, Sunapee Lake South, West Milan
Bear Hill5Candia, Henniker, Loudon, Smarts Mountain, Sunapee Lake South
Brown Hill5Goffstown, Northfield, Portsmouth, Sunapee Lake North, Tamworth
Green Mountain5Claremont North, Freedom, Lisbon, Mount Kineo, Waterville Valley
Hoyt Hill5Mount Cardigan, Newfound Lake, Portsmouth, Sandown, Sunapee Lake North
Hubbard Hill5Derry, Hinsdale, Marlow, Marlow, Springfield
Kimball Hill5Bradford, Hillsboro Upper Village, Mount Cardigan, Mount Cardigan, Nashua North
Mount Misery5Barrington, Deering, Derry, Hillsboro Upper Village, Littleton
Prospect Mountain5Alton, Freedom, Lake Francis, Lancaster, Rump Mountain
Rattlesnake Mountain5Alton, North Conway East, Ossipee Lake, Rumney, West Swanzey
Smith Hill5Claremont North, Franklin, Gilsum, Gilsum, North Hartland
South Peak5Enfield, Lincoln, Mount Moosilauke, Mount Tripyramid, Sunapee Lake South
Bible Hill4Bradford, Claremont South, Deering, Hillsboro
Green Hill4Bradford, Dover West, Jackson, Weare
Hayes Hill4Baxter Lake, Dover West, Enfield, Wolfeboro
Haystack Mountain4Bosebuck Mountain, Jefferson, South Twin Mountain, Washington
Horse Hill4Exeter, Marlborough, South Merrimack, Webster
Howe Hill4East Haverhill, East Haverhill, North Hartland, Sandown, Sunapee Lake North
Jones Hill4Enfield Center, Epping, New London, Washington, Washington
Mount Pleasant4Dover East, Grafton, Lancaster, Tinkerville, Tuftonboro
Mount Tug4Enfield, Mount Cardigan, Newport, Northfield
Parker Hill4Lower Waterford, Lower Waterford, Marlborough, Marlow, Milford
Stevens Hill4Dover West, Lovering Mountain, North Hartland, Northwood
Sunset Hill4Center Harbor, Marlborough, Plymouth, Sunapee Lake South
Thompson Hill4Hillsboro Upper Village, Mount Cardigan, Sunapee Lake South, Tuftonboro
Walnut Hill4Candia, Pinardville, Pinardville, Sandown
Wilson Hill4Deering, Greenville, New Boston, Sandown

Becca M
08-17-2015, 06:01 AM
perfect!!!!! Thanks!!!!

Becca M
08-17-2015, 11:46 AM
Actually, something seems amiss to me... I can think of at least 4 Sugarloafs: Nash Stream, Twin Mtn, Benton, and Bristol/Alexandria/Hebron (locations might be a little off, but, they are close), and, at least 4 Owl's Heads: pemi area, Hebron, Benton, Twin Mtn... wondering if the different spellings (with and without breaks in the words) are affecting the count?

08-17-2015, 12:50 PM
I grouped them by exact match, so for summits containing "sugar" and "loaf", you have:
Sugarloaf [Percy Peaks]
Sugarloaf [Silver Lake]
Sugarloaf [Newfound Lake]
Sugarloaf Mountain [East Haverhill]
Little Sugarloaf [Newfound Lake]
Middle Sugarloaf [Twin Mountain]
North Sugarloaf [Twin Mountain]
South Sugarloaf [South Twin Mountain]

I also only looked at features classified as summits, not ridges and capes. If you include all of those with both "owl" and "head", you have:
Owlhead Mountain [Dixville Notch]
Owls Head [South Twin Mountain]
Owls Head [East Haverhill] (classified as a ridge)
Owls Head [Holderness] (classified as a cape)
Owlshead [Mount Dartmouth]

If you like, I could rerun the script and exclude modifiers like N,S,E,W, Little, Mountain, and Hill. Let me know.