Manalapan Brook

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Manalapan Brook facing west

Manalapan Brook is a tributary of the South River in Monmouth and Middlesex counties, New Jersey in the United States.[1]


The Manalapan Brook's source is at 40°11′26″N 74°23′51″W / 40.19056°N 74.39750°W / 40.19056; -74.39750[2] in Monmouth County, a few miles south of Monmouth Battlefield State Park, adjacent to the headwaters of Matchaponix Brook.[1] It flows generally north, heading to Jamesburg. After crossing a dammed section named Lake Manalapan, it continues north along CR 615 (Main Street) then flowing into Devoe Lake in Spotswood; the flow then merges with Matchaponix Brook in Spotswood forming the South River. It crosses under Route 18 and continues to the Raritan River, where it ends at 40°23′33″N 74°22′58″W / 40.39250°N 74.38278°W / 40.39250; -74.38278.


Manalapan is Lenape for "good cultivation" or "good country";[1] the name also derives from Manalapan Township, one of the several municipalities the stream flows through.

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  1. ^ a b c Gertler, Edward. Garden State Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2002. ISBN 0-9605908-8-9
  2. ^ "USGS GNIS - Manalapan Brook". USGS. Retrieved 14 June 2010.

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Coordinates: 40°21′16″N 74°25′59″W / 40.354361°N 74.433188°W / 40.354361; -74.433188