Town of Canton offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Fri. Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Garbage pickup will be on normal schedule. To reach the emergency on call, please call 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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October 17, 2019

Canton’s Kickoff to Christmas

Date:Monday, December 2, 2019
Location:Colonial Theatre on Park Street

This is the first annual kickoff to Christmas that will be held in the Colonial Theatre/Annex on December 2, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  This event will have performances from the Legacy Dance Center groups from 6:00 to 7:00, free cookies and hot chocolate, and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Santa for all […]

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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°