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Broad Run (Loudoun County, Virginia)

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Broad Run (Loudoun County, Virginia)

Broad Run
Country United States
State Virginia
Region Loudoun County
 - left Beaverdam Run
 - right Lenah Run, South Fork, Cabin Branch (Arcola),

Horsepen Run, Cabin Branch (Sterling)

 - location Aldie
 - coordinates -77.586381|type:river_region:US-VA name=


Mouth Potomac River
 - location Sterling
 - elevation 184 ft (56 m)
 - coordinates -77.4438770|type:river_region:US-VA name=


Basin 91.3 sq mi (236 km2)

Broad Run is a tributary of the Potomac River in Loudoun County, Virginia. The creek, located between Goose Creek and Sugarland Run, principally drains portions of eastern Loudoun County, as well as a small portion of western Fairfax County.[1]

The headwaters of the creek are located about 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Aldie. The creek flows eastward near Arcola and continues generally northeast to its mouth at the Potomac near the southern end of Seldon's Island. north of Sterling. The watershed of the creek is 67.5 mi2 (175 km2) in Loudoun and 23.8 mi2 (62 km2) in Fairfax.[2]

The Broad Run High School and Broad Run District of Loudoun derive their names from the creek.

The creek should not be confused with the nearby Broad Run (a tributary of the Occoquan River) that flows through Fauquier and Prince William Counties.


Tributaries are listed in order from the source of Broad Run to its mouth.

  • Lenah Run
  • South Fork Broad Run
  • Cabin Branch (Arcola)
  • Horsepen Run
  • Cabin Branch (Sterling)
  • Beaverdam Run[3]

See also


  • United States Geological Survey. Reston, VA. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). Accessed 2010-08-30.
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