East Preston is a Small Community Near Dartmouth. At first the two communities of East and North Preston were a whole. Known simply as Preston, soon the two would identify themselves differently by adding the North and East in front of it. East and North Preston are well known across the Maritimes; together they comprise the largest indigenous black community in Canada founded before the 20th century. East Preston is believed to be named after Preston Lancashire, or Thomas Preston.
  East Preston is a community in Halifax Regional Municipality