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Welcome to Canton ...

The city of Canton is located in Lewis County<1>.

The location of Canton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Canton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cantonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Canton has a population of 2,302 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Canton.

Canton is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Canton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Canton lies within the (573) area code.

The ZIP code for Canton: 63435<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 2,302 people. This is a decrease of 3.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 2,377 people (which is 23.28% of the total population of Lewis County). This makes Canton the county's most populous community.

The population of Canton represents 0.04% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 214th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,377 people, the population of Canton decreased 7.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,557 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Canton.

Adding Canton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Canton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Canton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Canton on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Canton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Canton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 39 communities that are also named Canton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Canton.

Communities near Canton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Canton.

  • Quincy [Adams County]
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    • Quincy [Adams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,949 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<8>
  • Hamilton [Hancock County]
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    • Hamilton [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<8>
  • Warsaw [Hancock County]
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    • Warsaw [Hancock County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,480 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<8>
  • Mendon [Adams County]
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    • Mendon [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 961 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendon<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • La Grange [Lewis County]
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      • La Grange [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the south of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<8>
    • Ursa [Adams County]
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      • Ursa [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 605 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ursa<8>
    • Lewistown [Lewis County]
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      • Lewistown [Lewis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<8>
    • Wayland [Clark County]
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      • Wayland [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
    • Ewing [Lewis County]
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      • Ewing [Lewis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ewing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ewing<8>
    • Loraine [Adams County]
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      • Loraine [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loraine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loraine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loraine<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Canton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Canton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canton. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Canton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canton ...

Looking for more information about Canton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Canton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Canton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Lewis County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Lewis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Canton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Canton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Canton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Canton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Canton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1293, Longitude: -91.5269       In this case, the coordinates for Canton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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