Broad Run (Occoquan River)

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Broad Run
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Fauquier County, Virginia
138 feet (42 m)
River mouth Occoquan River
Physical characteristics
Length 38.0 miles (61.2 km)

Broad Run is a 38.0-mile-long (61.2 km)[1] tributary of the Occoquan River in the U.S. state of Virginia. It rises in Fauquier County. A gazetteer from the mid-nineteenth century described it as a small stream, a valuable mill stream.[2]

The creek should not be confused with the nearby Broad Run (a tributary of the Potomac River) that flows through Loudoun County, Virginia.

It ultimately feeds the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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  1. ^ "The National Map". National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. U.S. Geological Survey. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Richard, ed. (1855). Statistical Gazetteer of the State of Virginia: Embracing Important Topographical and Historical Information from Recent and Original Sources, Together with the Results of the Last Census Population, in Most Cases, to 1854. Richmond, Virginia. p. 187. Retrieved 2014-01-02. BROAD RUN, a small stream in the N.E. part of Virginia, rises in Fauquier county, flows south-eastward, and unites with Cedar run to form the Occoquan river, about 1 mile below Brentsville. It is a valuable mill stream. 

Coordinates: 38°41′17″N 77°29′20″W / 38.68817°N 77.48888°W / 38.68817; -77.48888