Some Black Loyalists settled in Preston between 1782 and 1785. In 1796, a group of 600 exiled Jamaican Maroons settled in Preston (known as Preston Township at the time.) They helped build Government House, worked on new fortifications at the Halifax Citadel, and served in the militia. Nowadays, Preston has the largest percentage of Black people in any area in Canada: 69.4% of its population is black.
Preston, East Preston, Nova Scotia, Canada