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Beards Brook
Beards Brook is located in New Hampshire
Beards Brook
Beards Brook is located in the United States
Beards Brook
Country United States
State New Hampshire
Counties Sullivan, Hillsborough
Towns Washington, Hillsborough
Physical characteristics
Main source Island Pond
Washington, Sullivan County
1,404 ft (428 m)
43°10′17″N 72°3′33″W / 43.17139°N 72.05917°W / 43.17139; -72.05917
River mouth North Branch Contoocook River
Hillsborough, Hillsborough County
598 ft (182 m)
43°6′45″N 71°55′29″W / 43.11250°N 71.92472°W / 43.11250; -71.92472
Length 12.5 mi (20.1 km)
Basin features

Beards Brook or Beard Brook is a 12.5-mile-long (20.1 km) stream located in southern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the North Branch of the Contoocook River, part of the Merrimack River watershed.

Beards Brook begins at the outlet of Island Pond in the town of Washington, New Hampshire. The brook descends rapidly northeast to the village of East Washington, then turns south and enters Hillsborough. A significant tributary is Shedd Brook, entering from the west in Hillsborough. Beards Brook joins the North Branch of the Contoocook near Hillsborough village, just upstream of the Contoocook River.

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