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Brush Run
Other name(s) Tributary to Jacobs Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Physical characteristics
Main source Laurel Run divide
about 1 mile east of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania
1,465 ft (447 m)
River mouth Jacobs Creek
about 0.5 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
1,055 ft (322 m)
Length 6.99 mi (11.25 km)
  • Average rate:
    13.00 cu ft/s (0.368 m3/s) at mouth with Jacobs Creek
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 8.59 square miles (22.2 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges PA 982, Kecksburg Road, Hutter Farm Road, Bair Hill Road, Moccasin Hollow Road, Brush Creek Road, I-70, Carpentertown Mine Road, Pole Cat Road, PA 31

Brush Run is a 6.99 mi (11.25 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:

  • Brush Creek
  • Laurel Run


Brush Run rises about 1 mile east of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, and then flows southwest to join Jacobs Creek about 0.5 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant.


Brush Run drains 8.59 square miles (22.2 km2) of area, receives about 43.4 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 403.86, and is about 36% forested.

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