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.

Butterfly Ball tickets on sale

Jan. 9, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Tickets are now on sale for the Butterfly Ball, a Valentine's Day ...
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Lottery winner comes forward

Jan. 2, 2018  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Just in time, 84-year-old Canton resident Robert Hissom and his family lottery club ...
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Emergency volunteers sought

Dec. 17, 2018  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Public Safety Emergency Management Division is seeking volunteers to join ...
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4 retire from Canton public safety department

Dec. 12, 2018  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Four long-time veterans of the Canton Township Public Safety Department have retired ...
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Canton Police investigate stranger danger

Dec. 11, 2018  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Police Department announced they would increase patrols in all neighborhoods ...
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Circus performance set for New Years Eve

Dec. 2, 2018  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Detroit Circus will perform beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at ...
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16th Annual Turkey Trot takes off in Canton

Nov. 17, 2018  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Lace up your sneakers and work up an appetite for a good ...
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YMCA preschool program to open at PARC

Oct. 27, 2018  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The new year will bring a new enrichment program for preschool children ...
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Make A Difference Day seeking area volunteers

Oct. 19, 2018  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Plymouth Community United Way is seeking volunteers to help make a difference ...
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Canton to receive $750,000 in road funds

Oct. 16, 2018  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township will receive an additional $361,112 from Wayne County to be ...
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