Canton was originally Cherokee Indian Territory. A post office first opened here in 1837 and the community at the time was named Pigeon River.
COG meeting to be held June 22
The Haywood County Council of Governments will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2014 at the Maggie Valley Town Hall. Dinner will be provide at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Haywood County Manager's Office at 828.452.6625.