Bruce Township was named after James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, Governor General of Canada.
Bruce Township Places
- Eskdale – see Kincardine Township.
- Glammis – see Greenock Township.
- Gresham – an early post office near the centre of the township. The first postmaster was Edward J. Brown in 1861, and the post office closed in 1915 when rural mail delivery began.
- Inverhuron – a hamlet and post office on the Lake Huron shore. Its first postmaster, in 1854, was William Gunn, who also operated a general store.
- Lovat – see Greenock Township.
- North Bruce – see Saugeen Township.
- Queen Hill – see Saugeen Township.
- Tiverton – see Kincardine Township.
- Underwood – a hamlet and post office in the centre of the township. The township hall was located here.
- Willow Creek – an early post office near the centre of the township. The first postmaster, George Patterson, was appointed in 1874.
Bruce Township Notable People
William Hunter was a farmer and poet who lived on the 5th concession, near Underwood.
Donald MacGillivray, born on the 12th concession, became a Presbyterian missionary and scholar.
Alexander Patterson Mewhinney was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Township of Bruce Historical Society
Bruce Township Memories by the Township of Bruce Historical Society, 1986.
Bruce Township Tales and Trails: From Early Years to 1983 by the Bruce Township Historical Society, 1984.
A Historic Album of Tiverton by the Tiverton Centennial Book Committee, 1979.
History of the County of Bruce by Norman Robertson, 1906.
MacGillivray of Shanghai: the life of Donald MacGillivray by Margaret H. Brown, 1968.