The Town offices will be closed on January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Garbage will run on regualr schedule. If you have a water or sewer emergency, please call the on call service at 648-2376 during this time.

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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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January 8, 2019

Winter Pickin in the Armory Schedule

The Town of Canton presents winter “Pickin in the Armory” for your enjoyment during the cold winter months.  The event is free of charge and welcomes ALL ages to come and enjoy.  Chairs will be provided for your convenience. During the event you hear local talent perform their music and local clogging teams dance the night […]

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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°