The Town of Canton offices will be closed on November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage will run on regular schedule. If you have a water or sewer emergency please contact the oncall service at 648-2376.

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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°