Tarbell Brook
Tarbell Brook, Winchendon MA.jpg
Tarbell Brook in Winchendon, Massachusetts
Tarbell Brook is located in Massachusetts
Tarbell Brook
Tarbell Brook is located in New Hampshire
Tarbell Brook
Tarbell Brook is located in the United States
Tarbell Brook
CountryUnited States
StatesNew Hampshire, Massachusetts
CountiesCheshire, NH, Worcester, MA
TownsRindge, NH, Fitzwilliam, NH, Winchendon, MA
Physical characteristics
SourcePearly Lake
 • locationRindge, NH
 • coordinates42°46′8″N 72°4′7″W / 42.76889°N 72.06861°W / 42.76889; -72.06861
 • elevation1,007 ft (307 m)
MouthMillers River
 • location
Winchendon, MA
 • coordinates
42°41′15″N 72°4′54″W / 42.68750°N 72.08167°W / 42.68750; -72.08167Coordinates: 42°41′15″N 72°4′54″W / 42.68750°N 72.08167°W / 42.68750; -72.08167
 • elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Length10.1 mi (16.3 km)
Basin features
 • leftRobbins Brook
 • rightSip Pond Brook, Spud Brook

Tarbell Brook is a 10.1-mile-long (16.3 km)[1] 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,[2] 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.

See also


  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system
  2. ^ "Tarbell Brook". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.