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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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July 13, 2024

Boil Water Notice Rescinded for Virginia Avenue | July 13, 2024

ID NO. 01-44-015 Boil Water Notice Rescinded! DATE:  July 13, 2024 Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected from the Town of Canton on July 12, 2024 water users of Virginia Avenue are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water used for human consumption. We appreciate your cooperation during […]

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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°