History of Nepean Ontario
Nepean ON is one of the first incorporated cities and former townships in eastern Ontario now merged into the new City of Ottawa since 2001. Nepean was named in honour of Sir Evan Nepean, the British Home Office colonial branch. Nepean had its first settler in the area in 1810. You can find this area of Ottawa easily as it is adjacent to the Rideau Canal, north of Barrhaven and south of the 417. The former township is served by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the Ottawa Catholic School Board, and had a population of 170,544 during the 2016 census. Nepean Ivonne Sanchez Beauty is proud to offer microblading, permanent makeup, and skincare services to residents of Nepean.
The history of Nepean can be traced back to the year 1792 when it was founded by Sir Evan Nepean, who played a major part in his position in the British Government.
Nepean has seen considerable growth and development since its early days. The building of the Rideau Canal boosted settlement in the township.
Nepean’s urban area began to expand in the 1950s and 1960s as its boundaries pushed into Centrepoint and Barrhaven. Visitors to Nepean and the City of Ottawa will be surprised to learn that the sandstone blocks that were the principal building material used in the Parliament Buildings originated from a Nepean quarry.
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Communities and Neigbhorhoods
Before the 2001 amalgamation into the City of Ottawa Nepean was host to the following neighborhoods:
History is important and the township of Nepean, through their local museum has committed to its preservation.