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Welcome to Bruce ...

Bruce is located in Moultrie County<1>.

The location of Bruce has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Bruce is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bruce lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Bruce and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Bruce: (217)

Communities Also Named Bruce ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named Bruce - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Brunswick, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (2), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bruce.

Communities near Bruce ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bruce.

  • Mattoon
  • Shelbyville
  • Sullivan
  • Arcola
  • Arthur
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Bruce.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,192 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arthur<5>
  • Neoga
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neoga
    • Neoga lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Bruce.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neoga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neoga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neoga<5>
  • Bethany
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Bruce.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,210 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<5>
  • Windsor
  • Lovington
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovington
    • Lovington lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Bruce.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,010 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovington<5>
  • Stewardson
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewardson
    • Stewardson lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Bruce.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 718 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewardson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewardson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stewardson<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bruce. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bruce.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bruce. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bruce.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bruce. See our Newspapers Page for Bruce.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bruce ...

Looking for more information about Bruce? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bruce, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bruce.

Adding Bruce to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bruce in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Bruce was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bruce.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bruce. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Moultrie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bruce - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bruce) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bruce. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5189, Longitude: -88.5945       In this case, the coordinates for Bruce have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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