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Welcome to Canton ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Canton, you might consider that their post office opened in 1825.
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 1,865 people<3> (see below for details).
Canton is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Canton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Canton lies within the (570) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 1,865 people. This is a decrease of 5.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.21% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 1,976 people. This makes Canton the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Canton represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 432nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,976 people, the population of Canton increased 9.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,807 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Canton.
Communities Also Named Canton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, 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.
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 8 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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Canton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Canton in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Canton.
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 Bradford County: www.bradfordcountypa.org/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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