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Welcome to Canton ...

Canton is located in Bradford County<1>.

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).

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

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

The telephone area code for Canton: (570)

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 total 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 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, 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.

  • Mansfield (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Canton and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>
  • Blossburg (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossburg
    • Blossburg lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Canton and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,471 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blossburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blossburg<7>
  • Troy (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Canton and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,229 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<7>
  • Monroe (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
    • Monroe lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Canton and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
  • Liberty (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Canton and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Sylvania (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvania
    • Sylvania lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Canton and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvania
  • Roseville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
    • Roseville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Canton and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
  • Burlington (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Canton and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
  • Forksville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forksville
    • Forksville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Canton and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forksville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forksville<7>
  • Chemung (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chemung
    • Chemung lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Canton and is located in Lycoming County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chemung

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.

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 Pennsylvania (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Canton

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Bradford County

About Pennsylvania

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Bradford, 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 community'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>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 for your convenience: 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: 41.6566, Longitude: -76.8532    
<6>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.
<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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