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.

Lawsuit settled – Public Safety Director prevails; retires

May 16, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News “Meier claimed the current interpretation of the multiplier is wrong” Joshua Meier ...
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Help Canton Police identify retail fraud suspects

Apr. 28, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Police Department is asking for help in identifying two individuals ...
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Educator nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year’ award

Apr. 17, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Ashley Benson, a first-grade teacher at Achieve Charter Academy in Canton Township, ...
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Man accused of assault on wife with electric saw

Apr. 10, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News A 46-year-old Canton Township man is accused of attacking his wife with ...
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Canton Fire Department wins national accreditation

Apr. 6, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Fire Department has joined a prestigious group of public safety ...
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Owner’s lawsuit delays house demolition deadline

Mar. 18, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The owner of the mold-filled home at 870 Lotz Road in Canton ...
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McLaughlin was outstanding public servant

Mar. 14, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News American flags in Canton Township were lowered to half-mast last Thursday as ...
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Historical Society seeks volunteer director

Mar. 9, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Historical Society, a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of ...
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Fire destroys Canton home

Mar. 5, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Don Howard Staff Writer Canton Fire Department personnel reported no injuries in ...
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Love Story-Couple celebrates 72 years of marriage

Feb. 25, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Don Howard Staff Writer Valentine's Day was very special for George and ...
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