The Branch

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The Branch
The Branch, Keene NH.jpg
The Branch
The Branch is located in New Hampshire
The Branch
The Branch is located in the United States
The Branch
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyCheshire
CityKeene
Physical characteristics
SourceConfluence of Otter Brook and Minnewawa Brook
 • locationKeene
 • coordinates42°54′53″N 72°14′15″W / 42.91472°N 72.23750°W / 42.91472; -72.23750
 • elevation558 ft (170 m)
MouthAshuelot River
 • location
Keene
 • coordinates
42°55′8″N 72°16′43″W / 42.91889°N 72.27861°W / 42.91889; -72.27861Coordinates: 42°55′8″N 72°16′43″W / 42.91889°N 72.27861°W / 42.91889; -72.27861
 • elevation
463 ft (141 m)
Length2.6 mi (4.2 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftBeaver Brook

The Branch is a 2.6-mile-long (4.2 km)[1] river located entirely in the city of Keene, in southwestern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Ashuelot River, itself a tributary of the Connecticut River, which flows to Long Island Sound.

While itself a very short river, The Branch is formed by the confluence of the much-longer Otter Brook and Minnewawa Brook and was sometimes considered in the past to be part of Otter Brook. A 1982 decision by the federal Board on Geographic Names established the name "The Branch". Variant names cited by the Board include "Branch of Ashuelot", "Otter Branch", and "Otter Brook".[2]

The Branch is paralleled for its entire length by New Hampshire Route 101.

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