Town of Canton offices will be closed Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr Holiday. Garbage pickup will be on normal schedule. To reach the emergency utiltiy on call, please call 648-2376.

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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 7, 2020

Press Release-Recycling

For Immediate Release Curbside Recycling Carts Replacing Blue Bag Program for the Towns of Canton and Clyde Date: 01-06-2020   The towns of Canton and Clyde are moving to a cart-based system for its curb side recycling program. New 65-gallon carts will replace the blue bags now in use for recycling. The wheeled carts will […]

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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°