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Canton, Texas

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The location of Canton

Welcome to Canton ...

The city of Canton is located in Van Zandt County and is the County Seat for Van Zandt County.

The location of Canton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Canton has a population of 3,869 people<3> (see below for details).

Canton is 510 feet [155 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: (903) & (430)<5>

The ZIP code for Canton: 75103<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 3,581 people (which is 6.81% of the total population of Van Zandt County). This makes Canton the county's most populous community.

The population of Canton represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 409th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,581 people, the population of Canton increased 8.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,292 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 3,869 people. This is an increase of 8.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.53% since the 2000 Census).

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, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Canton.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canton. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Canton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Mabank   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the Southwest (SW) of Canton

Located in Kaufman County

Wills Point   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the Northwest (NW) of Canton

Grand Saline   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the Northeast (NE) of Canton

Van   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the East (E) of Canton

Edgewood   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the North (N) of Canton

Eustace   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the Southwest (SW) of Canton

Located in Henderson County

Fruitvale   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the North (N) of Canton

Edom   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the Southeast (SE) of Canton

Ben Wheeler   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the Southeast (SE) of Canton

Jamestown   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the East (E) of Canton

Located in Smith County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Canton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Van Zandt County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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 (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Canton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Canton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5526, Longitude: -95.8648     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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