Town of Canton offices will be closed on Monday, April 22nd for the Easter holiday. Garbage pick-up will run on regular schedule. If you have a water or sewer emergency please call 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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April 9, 2019

Proposed Bike and Pedestrian Plan

With the help of J.M. Teague Engineering & Planning, Chipley Planning & Communication, and NCDOT Division of Bicycle & Pedestrian Transportation the Town of Canton is pleased to provide below a link to the Proposed – Town of Canton Bike and Pedestrian Plan.  This is a very large pdf file so please allow time for […]

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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°