Nashua River, New England
A beautiful stream on the S. part of Hillsborough county, N.H., has its source in Worcester county, Massachusetts. It is formed of two branches called the north and south branches. The north branch is formed of two streams, one from Ashburnham, the other from Wachuset ponds. The south branch is composed of Still river, issuing from the E. side of Wachuset mountain, and a small stream from Quinepoxet pond in Holden. These branches are united in Lancaster, from which the main river proceeds in a N.E. course to Harvard, Shirley, Groton, and Pepperell in Massachusetts; and from thence into New Hampshire through Hollis, and nearly to the centre of the town of Nashua, where it falls into the Merrimack river.