View of Three Mile River in winter
View of Three Mile River in winter
1893 Map of Three Mile River
1893 Map of Three Mile River

The Three Mile River or Threemile River[1] is a river in Bristol County, Massachusetts. It is formed by the junction of the Rumford and Wading rivers in the town of Norton.[2] It flows in a southeasterly direction for 13.5 miles (21.7 km)[3] through the towns of Norton, Taunton and Dighton, where it joins the Taunton River.[4]

On August 25, 2008, the Three Mile Watershed was designated an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The ACEC designation imparts certain protections and restrictions within a designated area relating to new development and other human activities.[5]

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Threemile River
  2. ^ ACEC Page
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  4. ^ USGS Maps
  5. ^ ACEC Map, Mass DCR

Coordinates: 41°51′15″N 71°06′28″W / 41.85427°N 71.10782°W / 41.85427; -71.10782