Smith River (Pemigewasset River tributary)

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Smith River
ProfileFalls.jpg
Profile Falls on the Smith River near Bristol, NH
Smith River (Pemigewasset River tributary) is located in New Hampshire
Smith River (Pemigewasset River tributary)
Smith River (Pemigewasset River tributary) is located in the United States
Smith River (Pemigewasset River tributary)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountiesGrafton, Merrimack
TownsGrafton, Danbury, Alexandria, Hill, Bristol
Physical characteristics
SourceTewksbury Pond
 • locationGrafton
 • coordinates43°36′24″N 71°57′57″W / 43.60667°N 71.96583°W / 43.60667; -71.96583
 • elevation924 ft (282 m)
MouthPemigewasset River
 • location
Bristol, Hill
 • coordinates
43°33′49″N 71°43′40″W / 43.56361°N 71.72778°W / 43.56361; -71.72778Coordinates: 43°33′49″N 71°43′40″W / 43.56361°N 71.72778°W / 43.56361; -71.72778
 • elevation
310 ft (94 m)
Length25.0 mi (40.2 km)

The Smith River is a 25.0-mile-long (40.2 km)[1] river located in central New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Pemigewasset River, part of the Merrimack River watershed.

The Smith River begins at the outlet of Tewksbury Pond in Grafton, New Hampshire. The river flows southwest and then southeast through Grafton, passing through Kilton Pond. Continuing through Danbury, the river remains generally flat until shortly before reaching the Alexandria-Hill town line, where it enters a narrow valley and produces several miles of whitewater. Passing under the New Hampshire Route 3A bridge at the Bristol-Hill town line, the Smith River drops over Profile Falls and arrives at the Pemigewasset River.

U.S. Route 4 follows the Smith River from its source to Danbury. NH-104 follows the river from Danbury to the east side of Alexandria.

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