Below are some important facts about Canton that you can use to pass our Canton City of the Week Quiz!
Canton was originally part of Plymouth township and became independent in 1834.
Canton was named after a city in China.
There were once areas in Canton that were called Sheldon Corners, Cherry Hill and Denton.
Canton originally was an agricultural area and known for dairy farms and sweet corn farms.
Canton was once known as the “Sweet Corn Capitol”.
Canton’s East side is the I-275 corridor that is very heavily commercialized and populated with residential neighborhoods, while the west side still has a few open spaces for development.
Canton is now known for great shopping along Ford Road and is one of the fastest growing communities in Michigan.
Now it’s time to test your knowledge… take the Canton City of the Week quiz HERE!