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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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June 12, 2024

July 4th Plus One

Date:Friday, July 5, 2024
Location:Sorrells Street Park, Downtown Canton

Come and celebrate Independence Day with us in Downtown Canton on July 5th. Bring your chairs and blankets! Fireworks, sponsored by Champion Credit Union, will start at dusk! The Canton Splash Pad will be open for the kids, there will be a music DJ, and FREE watermelon will be provided by Crawford Ray Funeral Home. […]

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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°