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Tarbell Brook in Winchendon, Massachusetts
|States||New Hampshire, Massachusetts|
|Counties||Cheshire, NH, Worcester, MA|
|Towns||Rindge, NH, Fitzwilliam, NH, Winchendon, MA|
|Main source||Pearly Lake
1,007 ft (307 m)
|River mouth||Millers River
837 ft (255 m)
|Length||10.1 mi (16.3 km)|
Tarbell Brook is a 10.1-mile-long (16.3 km) stream located in southwestern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts in the United States. It is a tributary of the Millers River, itself a tributary of the Connecticut River, which flows to Long Island Sound.
Tarbell Brook rises in the western part of Rindge, New Hampshire, at the outlet of Pearly Lake, and flows south to the Damon Reservoirs. The brook then passes into Winchendon, Massachusetts, reaching the Millers River approximately 2 miles (3 km) west of the town center.
It bears the name of Lieutenant Samuel Tarbell (1744-1828), a Revolutionary War Minuteman who settled in Rindge with his wife Beatrice Carter in 1773, soon thereafter building a watermill at the outflow of Pearly Lake (formerly known as Tarbell Pond). Although the mill is long gone, Tarbell's Cape Cod style house nearby still presides over Route 119.
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