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Canton, GA

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Located in Cherokee County, Canton is about 40 miles north of downtown Atlanta. The population is close to 25,000 people and residents love the small town feel. Close to both the city and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton offers scenic views and a progressive lifestyle. There is something for everyone in Canton.

Quick History

Canton was named for the Chinese city that was the center of silk production for the world at the time. Citizens wanted to make Canton, Georgia a significant silk center, which never happened. Canton did, however, become a successful manufacturing community. The town came to be known as “Canton Denim” due to the prosperous mill that took off after the Civil War.

Can't Miss

Downtown Canton is a historic Main Street in the heart of the community where most social and commercial activity takes place. With amazing restaurant options, locally owned shops, and even a couple of breweries, residents can walk the brick-lined paths and spend a leisurely afternoon taking in the best of what the city has to offer.

Hot Spots

  • See a show at the Historic Canton Theatre
  • Walk the trail at Etowah River Park
  • Visit the Canton Farmers Marker

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