National Night Out Location Change
National Night Out on August 3rd, 2021 from 6pm to 9pm has been relocated due to construction. This event will be held at the Canton Recreation Park located at 70 Penland Street Canton, NC 28716. All are welcome!!!

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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 Meeting Public Hearing 160D

The Mayor and Board will be conducting their Regularly Scheduled meeting in person.  Mayor and Board meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month on the 2nd floor of the William G. Stamey Municipal Building located at 58 Park Street unless otherwise posted.  The June 24th meeting will be  a public hearing […]

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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°