It is known that settlement dates back to ancient times in Şalpazarı. The Çepnis who live in this region are the people who came from Ucoklar tribe of Oghuzs. It is known that Cepni people came to city before the conquest of Trabzon, during the period of Uzun Hasan in groups. The word of Cepni means strong to the enemy, brave and merciful to the oppressed, honest. It reflects the features of the people living there.