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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Bruce.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Bruce 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 Bruce to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Bruce to:

  • Summersville [Map], which is the Seat of Nicholas County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bruce to Summersville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,086 miles [9,794.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,673 miles [7,520.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bruce ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Bruce.

While the name Bruce is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alberta

Our profile page for Bruce   [Map]
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bruce, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Bruce, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Bruce, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bruce, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Bruce, Wheeler County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wheeler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Moultrie County

Our profile page for Bruce, Moultrie County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Wright County

Our profile page for Bruce, Wright County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wright County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Bruce, Crawford County
This community is historic.
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stevens County

Our profile page for Bruce, Stevens County
This community is historic.
Although located in Stevens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Barren County

Our profile page for Bruce, Barren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Barren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Bruce, Marquette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marquette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Bruce, Saint Clair County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Bruce, Tuscola County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tuscola County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Rock County

Our profile page for Bruce, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Bruce, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Garfield County

Our profile page for Bruce, Garfield County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Bruce   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Bruce, Cumberland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cumberland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Bruce, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

Pembina County

Our profile page for Bruce, Pembina County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pembina County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Bruce, Belmont County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Bruce, Franklin County
This community is historic.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Bruce, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Bruce, Lancaster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lancaster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Bruce, Brookings County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Bruce, Johnson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Orange County

Our profile page for Bruce, Orange County
This community is historic.
Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Bruce, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the East Southeast

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Bruce, Norfolk City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Norfolk City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Bruce, Rockingham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rockingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Bruce, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Bruce, Chippewa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chippewa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rusk County

Our profile page for Bruce, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bruce ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Canvas   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Bruce   [Map]
Carl   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Deepwell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Donald   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fowler Knob   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grassy Falls   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hominy Falls   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Lookout   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Nutterville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pool   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Bruce. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bruce) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bruce. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1632, Longitude: -80.7768     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bruce have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Bruce to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.148 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.90 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.558 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bruce, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bruce 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 county. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bruce.



 
 
 

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