Beards Brook

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Beards Brook
Beards Brook is located in New Hampshire
Beards Brook
Beards Brook is located in the United States
Beards Brook
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountiesSullivan, Hillsborough
TownsWashington, Hillsborough
Physical characteristics
SourceIsland Pond
 • locationWashington, Sullivan County
 • coordinates43°10′17″N 72°3′33″W / 43.17139°N 72.05917°W / 43.17139; -72.05917
 • elevation1,404 ft (428 m)
MouthNorth Branch Contoocook River
 • location
Hillsborough, Hillsborough County
 • coordinates
43°6′45″N 71°55′29″W / 43.11250°N 71.92472°W / 43.11250; -71.92472Coordinates: 43°6′45″N 71°55′29″W / 43.11250°N 71.92472°W / 43.11250; -71.92472
 • elevation
598 ft (182 m)
Length12.5 mi (20.1 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftWoodward Brook
 • rightShedd Brook

Beards Brook or Beard Brook[1] is a 12.5-mile-long (20.1 km)[2] stream located in southern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the North Branch of the Contoocook River, part of the Merrimack River watershed.

Beards Brook begins at the outlet of Island Pond in the town of Washington, New Hampshire. The brook descends rapidly northeast to the village of East Washington, then turns south and enters Hillsborough. A significant tributary is Shedd Brook, entering from the west in Hillsborough. Beards Brook joins the North Branch of the Contoocook near Hillsborough village, just upstream of the Contoocook River.

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