Canton was originally Cherokee Indian Territory. A post office first opened here in 1837 and the community at the time was named Pigeon River.
County Commissioner Meetings Online
Haywood County is pleased to provide citizens with 24/7 access to government meetings on-demand through web streaming. Meetings are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the list. You may choose to view the agenda, minutes, or video. Meeting videos are typically posted online on the Friday following each meeting.
Commissioners meetings are also broadcast on HCTV, the Haywood County Government Access Channel, Channel 193 on the Charter Communications cable system and Channel 2 on the Carolina Mountain cable system at 7 p.m. on the Tuesday following the meeting and at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and the following Tuesday.