On Thursday, May 13th Holtzclaw Street at Laura Drive and Lewis Street will be CLOSED to repair a storm water culvert. The road will be closed starting at 9am on May 13th until repair is complete. Please seek alternate routes during this time.

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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 Meetings will be in Person starting March 11, 2021

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.  Please see the attached Agenda for the meeting. March […]

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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°