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Welcome to Canton ...

The city of Canton is located in Madison County<1> and is the County Seat for Madison County.

When the people of Canton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cantonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Canton has a population of 11,890 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Canton is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Canton: (601) & (769)<5>

Websites for Canton ...

Official Website: www.cityofcanton.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 11,890 people. This is a decrease of 9.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 13,189 people (which is 13.85% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Canton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Canton represents 0.44% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,189 people, the population of Canton increased 2.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,911 people).

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

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, Missouri, 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.

  • Madison [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Canton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,701 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Ridgeland [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
    • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Canton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,938 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<7>
  • Flora [Madison County]
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    • Flora [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Canton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,866 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<7>
  • Pickens [Holmes County]
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    • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Canton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
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      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Canton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<7>
    • Davis [Madison County]
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      • Davis [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Canton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Canton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Sharon [Madison County]
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      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Canton
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    • Mannsdale [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mannsdale
      • Mannsdale [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Canton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mannsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannsdale
    • Sharpsburg [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Canton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharpsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg

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 31 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.

Adding Canton to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Canton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Canton on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Madison County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Canton: www.cityofcanton.net/

The official website for Madison County: www.madison-co.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CantonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6128, Longitude: -90.0348    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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