The City of Canton was named after the Chinese city Guangzhou – famous for its silk industry – then known as “Canton” in English.  Back in 1834, there were hopes that our Canton would become the center of America’s silk industry. Instead, the town became known for “Canton Denim.”

Today, tourism is a large part of our culture and economy, as you’ll see for yourself when you visit.

Canton, like other towns near Lake Allatoona, is a modern version of Mayberry.  You’ll find Southern hospitality, ladies and gentlemen, rest and recreation, along with all the conveniences you expect.

Atlanta is nearby for those who prefer bright lights and big cities.

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