The Town of Heart's Delight-Islington was incorporated as a municipality in 1973.
The town of Heart’s Delight-Islington is a rural outport community located on the south side of Trinity Bay.
The town has flourished into one of the most beautiful on the Trinity South Shore. The outline of the community rests quietly beneath forest clad hills.
The peaceful little town is rich in tradition. According to one story, Heart's Delight may have gotten its name from a traveler from Whitbourne who was passing through on foot. The traveler grew tired as he came upon a location that filled his heart with delight and named the place Heart's Delight.
According to another story, the town may have the oldest headstone in North America. A broken fragment of a headstone was found which read "154?" The fragment is on display in St. Matthew's Anglican Church.