A Special Called meeting of the Mayor and Board will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Closed Session: Pursuant to N.C.G.S. §143-318.11 (a)(4)

We Work

We Play

We Thrive

Canton, NC

Canton WorksG

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!

Upcoming Events G

View All Upcoming Events

News & Features G

>View All News
January 16, 2019


Ms. Monica Green will be instructing Zumba classes in the Canton Armory located at 71 Penland Street from 6pm to 7pm on Monday nights. The fee will be $5.00 per person per session.  All ages are welcome. Come out and dance the night away at your own pace with your friends and neighbors.  For more […]

Read More

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°