Pearly Lake

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Pearly Lake
Tarbell Pond
Pearly Lake, Rindge NH.jpg
Location Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°46′31″N 72°3′37″W / 42.77528°N 72.06028°W / 42.77528; -72.06028Coordinates: 42°46′31″N 72°3′37″W / 42.77528°N 72.06028°W / 42.77528; -72.06028
Primary outflows Tarbell Brook
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.4 mi (2.3 km)
Max. width 0.3 mi (0.48 km)
Surface area 191.5 acres (0.8 km2)
Average depth 7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth 17 ft (5.2 m)
Surface elevation 1,007 feet (307 m)
Settlements Rindge

Pearly Lake or Pearly Pond[1] is a 192-acre (0.8 km2) water body in the town of Rindge, Cheshire County, southwestern New Hampshire, United States.[2] Formerly known as Tarbell Pond,[3] named for Revolutionary War Minuteman Lieut. Samuel Tarbell (1744-1828) who settled here, the lake is one of the headwaters of Tarbell Brook, a tributary of the Millers River, which flows southwest to the Connecticut River at Millers Falls, Massachusetts.[4]

The undergraduate campus of Franklin Pierce University is located on the northeast shore of the lake.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, bluegill, horned pout, American eel, and green sunfish.[5]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pearly Lake
  2. ^ "GRANITview mapping system". NH GRANIT statewide GIS. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ View of Tarbell Pond c. 1870-1880; Keene Public Library and the Historical Society of Cheshire County
  4. ^ Samuel Tarbell grave information
  5. ^ "Pearly Lake, Rindge" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 4, 2014.