The Town of Canton offices will be closed at 11:30 am on July 3rd until July 5th at 7:30 a.m. for the July 4th holiday. For water and sewer emergencies please call 648-2376 for immediate assistance.

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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 19, 2019

113th Canton Labor Day Festival with the Oak Ridge Boys

Date:Sunday, September 1, 2019
Location:Downtown Canton, NC THE OAK RIDGE BOYS SET TO APPEAR IN CANTON LABOR DAY WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 1 The 113th Canton Labor Day Festival presented by Champion Credit Union and sponsored by Ingles Markets will be headlined by The Oak Ridge Boys with a high-energy stage show that remains the heart and soul of what they do best. […]

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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°