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Chickwolnepy Stream

Chickwolnepy Stream,[1] also called Chickwollopy, is a 14.2-mile-long (22.9 km)[2] river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Androscoggin River, which flows south and east into Maine, joining the Kennebec River near the Atlantic Ocean.


There are two names in local usage for the stream, Chickwollopy and Chickwolnepy, the latter of which is the official name. Both names derive from the Arosaguntacook dialect of the Abenaki language. Chickwollopy coming from the words chegual and aki, thus meaning "frog place" or "land where frogs dwell".[3] Chickwolnepy comes from the words chegual and nebe meaning "frog pond", a reference to it being the only brook in the area rising from a pond.[4]


Chickwolnepy Stream rises at the outlet of Success Pond in the township of Success, New Hampshire. The stream flows generally west to the Androscoggin River in the town of Milan, passing briefly through the township of Cambridge. The stream passes Cambridge Black Mountain and Bald Mountain, staying in a wooded valley where logging is prevalent.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chickwolnepy Stream
  2. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Bailey K. Davis. Traditions and Recollections of Berlin, New Hampshire, Berlin Public Library, 1897.
  4. ^ John C. Huden. "Indian Place Names of New England". Retrieved May 8, 2017.

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