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Communities Also Named Bruces ...

We have found one communities that share the name Bruces.

Within Ontario, the name Bruces is unique.

Beyond Ontario, there is another community also named Bruces in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Knox County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Bruces [Knox County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bruces ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Blair
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Bruces
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair
  • Clyde
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Bruces
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Copetown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copetown
    • Copetown lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Bruces
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copetown
  • Eagle Place
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Place
    • Eagle Place lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Bruces
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Place came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Place
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    • Echo Place
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Place
      • Echo Place lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Bruces
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Place came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Place
    • Harrisburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bruces
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Little Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Lake
      • Little Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Bruces
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Lake
    • Littles Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littles Corners
      • Littles Corners lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Bruces
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littles Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littles Corners
    • Paris
    • Peters Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Corners
      • Peters Corners lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Bruces
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Corners
    • Terrace Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Hill
      • Terrace Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Bruces
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Hill
    • Tranquility
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tranquility
      • Tranquility lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Bruces
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tranquility came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tranquility

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bruces. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Paris (Ontario) on Monday January 18, 1915 and died in Cambridge (Ontario) on Thursday December 24, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. View Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Paris is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Bruces.
      • Cambridge is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps<5>
    • Father David William Bauer     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Kitchener (Ontario) on Sunday November 2, 1924 and died in Goderich (Ontario) on Wednesday November 9, 1988 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Kitchener is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Father David William Bauer<5>
    • Robert 'Bobby' Theodore Bauer     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Waterloo (Ontario) on Tueday February 16, 1915 and died in Kitchener (Ontario) on Wednesday September 16, 1964 at the age of 49. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Waterloo is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Bruces.
      • Kitchener is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bobby' Theodore Bauer<5>
    • Adam Brown     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Johnstone (Scotland) on Wednesday February 4, 1920 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Tueday August 9, 1960 at the age of 40. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
      • Hamilton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adam Brown<5>
    • Carson Eric 'Shovel Shot' Cooper     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Monday July 4, 1955 at the age of 56.
      • Hamilton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carson Eric 'Shovel Shot' Cooper<5>
    • Thomas Bertram Costain     (Author)
    • Ross B. Craig     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Peterborough (Ontario) on Tueday July 1, 1884 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Monday June 27, 1949 at the age of 64. He is buried at Grove Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
      • Hamilton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ross B. Craig<5>
    • Vernor Vivian 'Jumpin Jackie' Forbes     (Professional hockey)
    • Jonathan Frid     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hamilton (Ontario) on Tueday December 2, 1924 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Saturday April 14, 2012 at the age of 87.
      • Hamilton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Bruces.
      • Hamilton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jonathan Frid<5>
    • William Alfred 'Goldy' Goldsworthy     (Professional hockey)
    • Earle W. Graser     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kitchener (Ontario) on Wednesday March 31, 1909 and died in Farmington (Michigan) on Tueday April 8, 1941 at the age of 32. He is buried at Grand Lawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Kitchener is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earle W. Graser<5>
    • James Jerome Hill     (Railroad pioneer)
      • Railroad pioneer. He was born in Eramosa (Ontario) on Sunday September 16, 1838 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Monday May 29, 1916 at the age of 77.
      • Eramosa is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Bruces.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jerome Hill<5>
    • George Reginal 'Red' Horner     (Professional hockey)

How Far From Bruces to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bruces to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Bruces and extending to:

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 269 miles [432.9 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Bruces to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,839 miles [9,397 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,568 miles [10,570.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,446 miles [7,155.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bruces could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bruces) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bruces. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bruces

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bruces. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2742, Longitude: -80.2519    
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bruces to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.572 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.022 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.467 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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