Bruin, Kentucky

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Bruin, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Bruin is located in Kentucky
Bruin is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°10′30″N 83°1′32″W / 38.17500°N 83.02556°W / 38.17500; -83.02556Coordinates: 38°10′30″N 83°1′32″W / 38.17500°N 83.02556°W / 38.17500; -83.02556
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Elliott
Elevation 689 ft (210 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41125
GNIS feature ID 507598

Bruin is an unincorporated community in Elliott County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Routes 7 and 409 just south of Grayson Lake State Park. Bruin is northeast of the county seat, Sandy Hook.[1] Its elevation is 689 feet (210 m).[2]

The post office was established on 28 December 1869 by Samuel Mobley[1] The community was named after Bruin Creek[1] which flows parallel to Route 7 on the east side.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Rennick, Robert M. (1987) Kentucky Place Names University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, p. 39, ISBN 0-8131-0179-4
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bruin, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2008-01-03.
  3. ^ Bruin Quadrangle, Kentucky, (1971) Topographic Map 1:24,000, United States Geological Survey

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