Pearly Lake

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Pearly Lake
Tarbell Pond
Pearly Lake, Rindge NH.jpg
LocationCheshire County, New Hampshire
Coordinates42°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 outflowsTarbell Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.4 mi (2.3 km)
Max. width0.3 mi (0.48 km)
Surface area191.5 acres (0.8 km2)
Average depth7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth17 ft (5.2 m)
Surface elevation1,007 feet (307 m)

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.