The Town of Canton offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3rd for the Labor Day holiday. For water and sewer emergencies please call 648-2376. Garbage pick-up will run as follows: (Mon. on Tues., Tues. on Wed., and Wed. on Thur.) Don't forget to come downtown and participate in all the Labor Day festivities Sept. 2nd and 3rd. Fun for all ages!! Check it out at

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History, Character, Pride

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains on the Pigeon River and a mere 20 miles from downtown Asheville is Canton, NC, a historic mill town with unmatched character and pride. From our low cost of living and quaint downtown to our picturesque parkland, Canton possesses a number of unique assets and opportunities for people looking to visit, relocate, or open a business. We invite you to come see what Canton has to offer!

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June 15, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing – Proposed Municipal Motor Vehicle Tax – June 28th, 2018

Date:Thursday, June 28, 2018
Location:Canton Town Hall - Walter Clark Board Chambers, 58 Park St, Canton, NC 28716

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen/women at the next Regularly Scheduled Meeting to be held on June 28th, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Walter Clark Board Chambers located at 58 Park Street, Canton, NC 28716.  The purpose of this Public Hearing will be […]

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Facts And Figures

  • 15 minutes to Asheville
  • County: Haywood
  • Population: 4,259
  • Town Tax Rate: $0.0058/$100
  • Elevation: 2,609 feet
  • Land Area: 3.8 square miles
  • Incorporated in 1891
  • Average Temp: Jul. 82°, Jan. 46°