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Barren Run
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Location of Barren Run mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Jacobs Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Physical characteristics
Main source Lick Run divide
about 0.5 miles west-northwest of Mendon, Pennsylvania
1,160 ft (350 m)
40°11′00″N 079°27′02″W / 40.18333°N 79.45056°W / 40.18333; -79.45056
River mouth Jacobs Creek
about 0.5 miles southeast of Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania
815 ft (248 m)
40°07′16″N 079°43′20″W / 40.12111°N 79.72222°W / 40.12111; -79.72222
Length 5.63 mi (9.06 km)
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 10.49 square miles (27.2 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Mendon Road, Charlies Road, Mendon Road, PA 981, JD Smith Road, Mt. Etna Road

Barren Run is a 5.63 mi (9.06 km) long 2nd order tributary to Jacobs Creek in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Barnes Run


Barren Run rises about 0.5 miles west-northwest of Mendon, Pennsylvania, and then flows southwest to join Jacobs Creek about 0.5 miles southeast of Jacobs Creek.


Barren Run drains 10.49 square miles (27.2 km2) of area, receives about 41.4 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 340.38, and is about 58% forested.

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