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)