The Town of Canton declares a State of Emergency due to the Winter Storm Diego. Town offices will be closed on Monday, December 10th due to the inclement weather. For emergency assistance and/or shelter information please contact the Canton Police Department at 648-2376. Town offices will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, December 11th. Town Crews will clear all primary roads first with secondary roads to follow. Please contact Henson's Waste service at 648-9401 for the garbage schedule and/or delays.

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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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November 15, 2018

Town Board Meeting Cancelled

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen/women meeting scheduled for November 22, 2018 has been cancelled for the Thanksgiving  holiday.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 13th at 6:30p.m. in the Walter Clark Board Chambers.  These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

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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°