Hubbard River

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Hubbard River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source junction of Babcock Brook and Hall Pond Brook Tolland, Massachusetts
42°04′54″N 72°58′25″W / 42.0816°N 72.9737°W / 42.0816; -72.9737
River mouth Barkhamsted Reservoir,
Hartland, CT
528 feet (161 m)
42°01′45″N 72°56′08″W / 42.0292°N 72.9356°W / 42.0292; -72.9356Coordinates: 42°01′45″N 72°56′08″W / 42.0292°N 72.9356°W / 42.0292; -72.9356
Physical characteristics
Length 4.6 miles (7.4 km)
References U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hubbard River

The Hubbard River, 4.6 miles (7.4 km) long,[1] is part of the Farmington River watershed. It flows through Connecticut and Massachusetts.[2]

The river is a main feature of Massachusetts's Granville State Forest where it drops 450 feet (140 m) in 2.5 miles (4.0 km). It is named for Samuel Hubbard, the English colonist who first came to the area in 1749.[2] The river heads in Tolland, Massachusetts, at the junction of Babcock Brook and Hall Pond Brook, then flows southeast across Granville, Massachusetts to Barkhamsted Reservoir in the town of Hartland, Connecticut.[3]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Babcock Brook, Hall Pond Brook, Halfway Brook and Pond Brook

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ a b Granville State Forest, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hubbard River