Town Offices Closed
The Town offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. For emergency water and sewer assistance please call the on call service at 648-2376. Garbage will be on regular schedule.

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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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January 14, 2021

Mayor and Board Virtual Meeting January 14, 2021

The Mayor and Board will be conducting their Regularly Scheduled meeting via Zoom due to the rising number of Covid19 cases in the area.  If you would like to watch the meeting live please join us at 6:30pm at  If you would like to attend  meeting via Zoom please use this to join us.  Please […]

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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°