Brutus, Michigan

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Brutus, Michigan
Census-designated place
Brutus is located in Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°29′36″N 84°46′52″W / 45.49333°N 84.78111°W / 45.49333; -84.78111Coordinates: 45°29′36″N 84°46′52″W / 45.49333°N 84.78111°W / 45.49333; -84.78111
Country United States
State Michigan
County Emmet
Township Maple River
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 218
 • Density 77/sq mi (29.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49716
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-11380[1]
GNIS feature ID 622148[2]

Brutus is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Emmet County, Michigan, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 218.[1]

It was established with the building of an inn called the Brutus House in 1874.[3]


Brutus is located in eastern Emmet County, near the center of Maple River Township. U.S. Route 31 passes through the center of Brutus, leading north 4 miles (6 km) to Pellston and south 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to Alanson. Petoskey, the Emmet County seat, is 14 miles (23 km) southbound on US 31.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Brutus CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 1.5 acres (5,985 m2), or 0.08%, is water.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Brutus CDP, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brutus, Michigan
  3. ^ *Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. p. 84. ISBN 081431838X. ISBN 978-0814318386.