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Canton Mississippi, located in the geographic center of Madison County, was settled over 175 years ago as an early cotton farming center because of the rich soil between the Pearl and Big Black Rivers which form the North and South borders of Madison County. While many residents built beautiful antebellum homes, Canton grew as a booming railroad, lumber and saloon center prior to the Civil War.

Canton is a city in Madison County, Mississippi. The population was 13,189 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Madison County, and situated in the northern part of the metropolitan area surrounding the state capital, Jackson.

Much of Canton is on the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse square is a historic shopping district and host to the Canton Flea Market. The picturesque Georgian courthouse is particularly notable and often appears in photographic exhibits of the South. The east side of town is a large part of the historic district with many homes.

Although not a major battle site during the Civil War, Canton was important as a rail and logistics center. Many wounded soldiers were treated in or transported through the city, and as a consequence it has a large Confederate cemetery.




Canton, Ms - Windows  &  Reflections - Gallery
Canton, Ms - Windows & Reflections - Gallery
Carthage, Ms
Carthage, Ms
Menu of the Day
Menu of the Day
NO LOITERING
NO LOITERING
Canton City Cemetery
Canton City Cemetery
CSA Section of Cemetery, Canton, Mississippi
CSA Section of Cemetery, Canton, Mississippi
Canton City Cemetery
Canton City Cemetery
Canton City Cemetery
Canton City Cemetery
Canton City Cemetery
Canton City Cemetery
Old Madison County Jail (1870)
Old Madison County Jail (1870)
Old Madison County Jail (1870)
Old Madison County Jail (1870)
The Flag
The Flag
Canton, Ms  Square Christmas 2014 2.jpg
Canton, Ms Square Christmas 2014 2.jpg
Canton, Ms  Square Christmas 2014 .jpg
Canton, Ms Square Christmas 2014 .jpg
Canton, Ms - On the Square -  Christmas 2014
Canton, Ms - On the Square - Christmas 2014
Canton Hats
Canton Hats
Courthouse Square Iron Fence Details
Courthouse Square Iron Fence Details
Old Jewelers Neon Sign
Old Jewelers Neon Sign
On the Square Architecture
On the Square Architecture
Courthouse Cupula
Courthouse Cupula
N. Liberty Street.jpg
N. Liberty Street.jpg
Wisteria Near  Old Club Desire  Property
Wisteria Near "Old Club Desire" Property
Old Madison County Jail (1870)
Old Madison County Jail (1870)
F O
F O
Old Plant Wall
Old Plant Wall
Old Cotton Warehouse
Old Cotton Warehouse
High-Hat water tower
High-Hat water tower
Courthouse at Sundown
Courthouse at Sundown
Soul Set
Soul Set
Ms Symphony Orchestra on Canton Square with Honor Guards
Ms Symphony Orchestra on Canton Square with Honor Guards
Ms Symphony Orchestra on Canton Square
Ms Symphony Orchestra on Canton Square
Ms Symphony Orchestra on Canton Square  2014& Festival
Ms Symphony Orchestra on Canton Square 2014& Festival
WHAT?
WHAT?
BBQ on the Square
BBQ on the Square
Right Turn to Bill Will Motel
Right Turn to Bill Will Motel
Molony's in Canton, Ms
Molony's in Canton, Ms
Spider Lillies on E. Fulton Street
Spider Lillies on E. Fulton Street
Canton Square West
Canton Square West
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Coca-Cola Gal II
Coca-Cola Gal II
Coca-Cola Gal
Coca-Cola Gal
Coca-Cola Gal & Seale-Lily Ice Cream
Coca-Cola Gal & Seale-Lily Ice Cream
Perlinski's Front Entrance
Perlinski's Front Entrance
Canton Square East
Canton Square East

The Cricket Box Framing
The Cricket Box Framing
High Hat Water Tower
High Hat Water Tower

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Canton Square North
Canton Square North
WMGO AM Radio.jpg
WMGO AM Radio.jpg
Water Tower
Water Tower
Industrial Belts & Wheels
Industrial Belts & Wheels
Fire Hydrant Canton Ms
Fire Hydrant Canton Ms
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_1000306.jpg
Mrs. Crusty
Mrs. Crusty
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