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Welcome to Canton ...

The village of Canton is located in the Adirondacks.

Canton is located in Saint Lawrence County<1> and is the County Seat for Saint Lawrence County.

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 6,508 people<4> (see below for details).

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

The community of Canton is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Canton is located in the (315) area code.

Websites for Canton ...

Official Website: www.village.canton.ny.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 6,508 people. This is an increase of 3.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 6,314 people (which is 5.64% of the total population of Saint Lawrence County). This makes Canton the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Canton represents 0.03% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 393rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,314 people, the population of Canton increased 7.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,882 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, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, 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.

  • Potsdam (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potsdam
    • Potsdam lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,217 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potsdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potsdam
  • Ogdensburg (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogdensburg
    • Ogdensburg lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,388 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogdensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogdensburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogdensburg<7>
  • Potsdam (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potsdam
    • Potsdam lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,796 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potsdam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potsdam<7>
  • Norfolk (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,475 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norfolk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
  • Oswegatchie (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswegatchie
    • Oswegatchie lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oswegatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswegatchie
  • Prescott (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Lisbon (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
    • Lisbon lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,041 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
  • Stockholm (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockholm
    • Stockholm lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,590 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockholm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockholm
  • Pierrepont (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierrepont
    • Pierrepont lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,472 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierrepont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierrepont
  • De Kalb (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
    • De Kalb lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Canton and is located in Saint Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,309 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Kalb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb

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 11 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 Map of New York (1897).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Canton

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About Saint Lawrence County

About New York

The official website for Canton: www.village.canton.ny.us/

The official website for Saint Lawrence County: www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Saint Lawrence, 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 village'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>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- 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: 44.5999, Longitude: -75.1706       In this case, the coordinates for Canton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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