BRUCE - Unincorporated Pitt County Community at the intersection of NC 121 and NC 43.  The site of the Cottendale Plantation, named after the Cotten family is nearby.  One of the ancestor's of the family is Bruce Cotten (1873-1954) who had one of the largest private collections on items pertaining to North Carolina history.  Upon his death, Mr. Cotten - though it is not formally said the community is named after him - willed his entire collection to the University of North Carolina.


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