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Cross Brook
A stream crossing Jacques Lane
Cross Brook crossing Jacques Lane
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source 40°27′7″N 74°33′33″W / 40.45194°N 74.55917°W / 40.45194; -74.55917
River mouth 59 ft (18 m)
40°28′23″N 74°33′6″W / 40.47306°N 74.55167°W / 40.47306; -74.55167
Basin features
Progression Six Mile Run, Millstone River, Raritan River, Atlantic Ocean
River system Raritan River system

Cross Brook is a tributary of Six Mile Run in Somerset and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey in the United States.


The source of Cross Brook is near Suydam Road in eastern Franklin Park, at 40°27′7″N 74°33′33″W / 40.45194°N 74.55917°W / 40.45194; -74.55917. It flows through the Six Mile Run Reservoir Site and crosses Jacques Lane. After Jacques Lane it drains into the Six Mile Run at 40°28′23″N 74°33′6″W / 40.47306°N 74.55167°W / 40.47306; -74.55167.

Animal life

Cross Brook is a slow-moving stream, although it is not marshy. Some species of fish may be expected to be found in it.


The Cross Brook starts as a lake which drains into grasslands, forming a marshy area around its source. It is still muddy farther downstream. It tends to be a wide, slow, deep stream.


Cross Brook is a short stream, only crossing one road. There are a few trails in the woods that lead to it.

Sister tributaries


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