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Spruce, Missouri

Coordinates: 38°15′59″N 94°08′00″W / 38.26639°N 94.13333°W / 38.26639; -94.13333
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Spruce is an unincorporated community in northeast Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community is on Missouri Route H approximately ten miles east of Butler. The headwaters of South Deepwater Creek flow past the south side of the community.[2]

Spruce was laid out in 1881, and named after a nearby post office of the same name.[3] The Spruce post office closed in 1957.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Spruce, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1st ed. 1998, p. 42 ISBN 0899332242
  3. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved September 1, 2016.

38°15′59″N 94°08′00″W / 38.26639°N 94.13333°W / 38.26639; -94.13333