Island Pond (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
|Location||Rockingham County, New Hampshire|
|Primary inflows||Taylor Brook; Drew Brook|
|Primary outflows||Spicket River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||2.5 mi (4.0 km)|
|Max. width||0.6 mi (0.97 km)|
|Surface area||532 acres (2.15 km2)|
|Surface elevation||62.5 metres (205 ft)|
|Islands||Governors Island; Escumbuit Island; Loon Island|
|Settlements||Derry; Hampstead, Atkinson|
Island Pond (sometimes referred to locally as Big Island Pond) is a 532-acre (215 ha) water body located in Rockingham County in southern New Hampshire, in the towns of Derry, Hampstead and Atkinson. The pond is near the head of the Spicket River watershed, which feeds the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
The pond is named for Governor's Island, a 200-acre (80 ha) island that lies within it. The island in turn is named for Benning Wentworth, colonial governor of New Hampshire, who built a summer residence on the north end of the island. A smaller island is named after the Native American chief Escumbuit.
- "Island Pond". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. December 31, 1981. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
- "New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system". Retrieved March 30, 2012.
- Kayworth, Alfred E. (2000). Legends of the Pond. Wellesley, MA: Branden Books. ISBN 0-8283-2053-5.
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