Canton Township

Plymouth Voice regularly covers news and events in the Charter Township of Canton, Michigan, located in Wayne County midway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Canton was created by act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature in 1834 out of a southern portion of Plymouth Township. Canton covers an area of 36-square miles with a population of 90,173 and is considered a full-township. The former Plymouth “Super-Township,” which included all of Canton, Plymouth, and Northville Township, was divided into Plymouth Township and Northville Township at the turn of the 19th century.

Canton is Michigan’s second largest township. It was developed as a farming community in the late 1800s and grew into the large municipality of prosperous businesses and commerce it is today. Three school districts and several charter schools serve Canton’s population.

Cherry Hill Village is an unincorporated community located within Canton Township. The historic district is primarily residential. Cherry Hill is the last of the five hamlets in Canton Township to retain substantial historic significance and endured as a commercial and social hub until the 1960s.

C-SPAN presents student awards

Jun. 12, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News While the arrival of a bus at a school building is usually ...
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Annual Canton Liberty Festival starts June 13

Jun. 9, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Liberty Fest will celebrate its 28th anniversary with three family-friendly fun-filled ...
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Resident injured in apartment fire

May 31, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News A Canton Township resident was injured when a kitchen fire destroyed his ...
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Community Bulletin Board

May 29, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Read about news, announcements, features, and profiles. Stay informed, engaged, up to date, and connected ...
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Township to host police academy for youths

May 15, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Public Safety Department will sponsor a one-week summer program for ...
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Township teens suggest skate park in Canton

Apr. 13, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Julie Brown Staff Writer Three young Canton residents are hoping to "flip" ...
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SKYWARN training offered in Canton

Apr. 1, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Become an official SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service ...
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Canton police lieutenant set to retire

Mar. 27, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township Police Lt. Michael Steckel will retire from the department at ...
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Township officials to present ADA plan

Mar. 27, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News A special public meeting to present the Canton Township Americans with Disabilities ...
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Canton Farmers Market returns

Mar. 20, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Farmers Market will return with special off-season sales in March ...
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