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Drake Run
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Location of Drake Run mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Youghiogheny River
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Physical characteristics
Main source Cranberry Glade Run divide
about 3 miles north of Draketown, Pennsylvania
2,310 ft (700 m)
39°53′48″N 079°22′06″W / 39.89667°N 79.36833°W / 39.89667; -79.36833
River mouth Youghiogheny River
about 0.75 miles northwest of Huston, Pennsylvania
1,298 ft (396 m)
39°50′19″N 079°23′07″W / 39.83861°N 79.38528°W / 39.83861; -79.38528
Length 3.58 mi (5.76 km)
Basin features
Progression generally south
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 16.21 square miles (42.0 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Little Glade Run
Bridges Jersey Hollow Road, Back Road (x2), Draketown Road, Conn Road, Draketown Road

Drake Run is a 3.58 mi (5.76 km) long 1st order tributary to the Youghiogheny River in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Variant names

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

  • Drakes Run


Drake Run rises about 3 miles north of Draketown, Pennsylvania, and then flows south to join the Youghiogheny River about 0.75 miles northwest of Huston.


Drake Run drains 16.21 square miles (42.0 km2) of area, receives about 48.3 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 374.92, and is about 92% forested.

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