The Mayor and Board of Aldermen/women meeting has been changed to 7:30pm on May 24th in the Walter Clark Board Chambers due to several members attending the Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony prior.

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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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April 16, 2018

Champion Credit Union Aquatics Facility Grand Opening

The Town of Canton is proud to announce the new Champion Credit Union Aquatics Facility will celebrate the Grand Opening May 26th at 10am with the pool to open from 11am to 5pm.  To celebrate this new facility admission will be FREE all day!  Come out and enjoy the pool with your family and friends.  […]

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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°