Toney's Brook

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Toney's Brook is a tributary of the Second River in Essex County, New Jersey in the United States.

Named for Anthony Oliff, a resident of Montclair, Toney's Brook originates in Montclair northwest of the Upper Montclair railway station. In Montclair it is joined by two tributary streams and continues through Anderson Park, Edgemont Memorial Park, Montclair High School and Glenfield Park.

Toney's Brook in Glenfield Park

In Glenfield Park, the brook continues southeast into Glen Ridge, where it flows through The Glen (the glen for which that borough is named).

The Brook in The Glen in Glen Ridge

It then flows into Bloomfield and, in Watsessing Park, joins the Second River, a tributary of the Passaic River. Many roads have been built over the brook and in some places it is covered up completely, canalized or culvertised.

In the 19th and early 20th century, Toney's Brook supported several mills, which produced lumber, beer, calico, brass fittings, and pasteboard boxes.

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Coordinates: 40°50′08″N 74°12′35″W / 40.835486°N 74.209825°W / 40.835486; -74.209825