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Morgan Run
Map of Morgan Run mouth location
Map of Morgan Run mouth location
Map of Morgan Run mouth location
Map of Morgan Run mouth location
Location of Morgan Run mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Youghiogheny River
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Physical characteristics
Main source Glade Run divide (Chestnut Ridge)
about 2.5 miles west of Holland Hill, Pennsylvania
2,180 ft (660 m)
39°54′12″N 079°33′17″W / 39.90333°N 79.55472°W / 39.90333; -79.55472
River mouth Youghiogheny River
Indian Creek, Pennsylvania
958 ft (292 m)
39°58′00″N 079°30′42″W / 39.96667°N 79.51167°W / 39.96667; -79.51167
Length 5.82 mi (9.37 km)
Basin features
Progression north-northwest
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 5.06 square miles (13.1 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Dunbar-Ohiopyle Road, Kingan Hill Road, Camp Carmel Road (x2)

Morgan Run is a 5.82 mi (9.37 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Youghiogheny River in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Variant names

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

  • Laurel Run


Morgan Run rises about 2.5 miles west of Holland Hill, Pennsylvania, and then flows north-northwest to join the Youghiogheny River at Indian Creek.


Morgan Run drains 5.06 square miles (13.1 km2) of area, receives about 48.4 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 341.94, and is about 53% forested.

Natural history

Morgan Run is the location of Middle Morgan Run BDA. The oak-dominated slopes along Morgan Run provide habitat for an animal species of special concern.

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