Public Hearing's Scheduled for May 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed 2019-2020 Budget and a proposed Lease Agreement between Canton First Baptist and the Town of Canton. These Hearings are open to the public for comments and questions. A copy of the proposed budget can be found under news on this site, via or in the Clerk's office at 58 Park Street. A copy of the proposed lease agreement can be obtained at the Town Clerk's office or requested via email at

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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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May 14, 2019

2019-2020 Proposed Budget

Please see the link below to the 2019-2020 proposed budget for the Town of Canton.  The presentation of the budget will be held on May 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town of Canton Board Chambers.  A Public Hearing will be held immediately following for public question and comments. 2019-2020 Proposed Budget Message 2019-2020 […]

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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°