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Welcome to West Canton ...

West Canton is located in Haywood County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Canton: W. Canton

West Canton is 2,720 feet [829 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of West Canton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: West Canton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

West Canton is located in the (828) area code.

Communities near West Canton ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of West Canton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<4>
  • Waynesville [Haywood County]
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    • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of West Canton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<4>
  • Mills River [Henderson County]
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    • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of West Canton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<4>
  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of West Canton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<4>
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    • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
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      • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of West Canton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of West Canton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
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      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of West Canton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<4>
    • Bethel [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Haywood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of West Canton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Junaluska
      • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of West Canton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Junaluska have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Junaluska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Junaluska<4>
    • Newfound [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfound
      • Newfound [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of West Canton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfound have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfound

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 West Canton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Canton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West 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 West Canton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Canton ...

Looking for more information about West 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Canton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Canton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Haywood County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Haywood County: www.gov.co.haywood.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Haywood, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Canton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- West 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 West Canton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West CantonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Canton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5386, Longitude: -82.8618    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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