Brutus, Michigan

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Brutus, Michigan
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
CountryUnited States
TownshipMaple River
 • Total2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Land2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
679 ft (207 m)
 • Total218
 • Density77/sq mi (29.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-11380[1]
GNIS feature ID622148[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.