It is formed by the union of the Middle and Levitt branches in Barrett Township in Monroe County. The native name was "Analomink." The present name was given for Daniel Brodhead, a prominent early settler. It receives McMichael Creek as it flows south and east into the Delaware River.
The stream flows south, separating the boroughs of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg. It covers a basin of 294 sq mi and its maximum discharge was 68,800 cubic feet per second, in 1955.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
- Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
- Mathews, Alfred (1886). History of Wayne, Pike, and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania. R.T. Peck & Company. p. 1047.
- Brodhead Watershed Association[permanent dead link]
- Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited
- U.S. Geological Survey: PA stream gaging stations