This page has been created to educate residents about Essa's rich and diverse history and provide residents with some FUN FACTS about Essa.
Essa was named after a Native American Chief's daughter, and is older than Canada itself. Essa was originally pioneered by 3 families (George Dinwoody, Thomas Duff, and Samuel McClain) who lived together in a log shanty. The log shanty was utilized for religious services, school and Council. The Township of Essa was comprised of 6 communities during this time (early 1862)
The Essa Centennial Library officially opened on September 10, 1967. For more information on the formation of the Essa Library check out the document below.
The History of Essa Library