Greater Napanee was created by amalgamating the old Town of Napanee with the townships of Adolphustown, North and South Fredericksburgh, and Richmond in 1999. The area was originally settled by Loyalists in the late 18th century and was first incorporated in 1854. The original hamlet of Napanee was located at the site of a waterfall on the Napanee River, and was first known as Clarksville after Robert Clark, who built a grist mill there. Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, practised law in Napanee. Greater Napanee is a great place for growing families and retirement. Minor sports thrives in Greater Napanee. It boasts major city retail shopping with it’s small town hospitality along with the many restaurants in the area. Meet vibrant artists in their studios during the Annual Fall Studio Tour, or canoe, bike, hike or fish for giant walleye.