Franklin Pierce Lake

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Franklin Pierce Lake
Location Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°5′54″N 71°57′10″W / 43.09833°N 71.95278°W / 43.09833; -71.95278Coordinates: 43°5′54″N 71°57′10″W / 43.09833°N 71.95278°W / 43.09833; -71.95278
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows North Branch Contoocook River
Primary outflows North Branch Contoocook River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Max. width 0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area 483 acres (2.0 km2)
Surface elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Settlements Hillsborough; Antrim

Franklin Pierce Lake is a 483-acre (2.0 km2)[1] reservoir located in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Hillsborough and Antrim. It is named for Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, who was born in Hillsborough at a site now inundated by the lake[citation needed]. The lake impounds the North Branch of the Contoocook River and lies within the Merrimack River watershed.