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Situated in eastern Caledonia Township, Alcona County, about ten miles from Thunder Bay on Lake Huron, Spruce, Michigan is an unincorporated community in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.

In Michigan, unincorporated communities don't have defined boundaries, but Spruce is centered on the intersection of Spruce Road and Gillard Road. There are no other roads leading in or out of the locality.

Incorporated cities and villages within twenty miles of Spruce include Lincoln, Harrisville, and Alpena. However, the unincorporated communities of Larson Beach, Ossineke, Hubbard Lake, Lost Lake Woods, Black River, and Backus Beach are within ten miles. Hubbard Lake, Larson Beach, and Backus Beach are part of the Hubbard Lake census-designated place, for the purpose of the US census, as these communities are situated on the shores of Hubbard Lake, west and southwest of Spruce.

Spruce sprang up around a sawmill built by Don A. Hecox, who became the first postmaster when a post office was established on May 5, 1898. Although Spruce was never incorporated as a village, its post office has remained open, serving the eastern part of Caledonia Township and small parts of neighboring townships.

The focal point of this portion of our web guide is the locality known as Spruce, Michigan. Online resources representing governmental agencies, such as the township government, located within the community, as well as local businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities, are appropriate for this category.



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