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.

Homicide investigation continues-21-year-old suspect arraigned, charged

Jul. 28, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township Police report a second suspect arrested in Illinois sought for ...
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Rally on Ridge event will benefit Farmers Market

Jul. 22, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The eighth annual Rally on Ridge is set for 4 until 9 ...
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Second suspect arrested in Canton homicide

July 14, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Updated Canton Police report Maria Phillips, 33, was arrested and arraigned by ...
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Police search for lone gunman in Canton robbery

July 6, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton police are now seeking public assistance in their investigation of an ...
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The most important sentence ever written in this country

July 4, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Mi As Americans celebrate Independence Day with parades and fireworks, we should recognize what ...
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Veteran Canton firefighter leaves department with honor after 22 years

Jun. 29, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township Firefighter Maureen Stoecklein has retired from the department after 22 ...
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Whitmer’s road repairs includes Plymouth Township

Jun. 6, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Last week in a public relations release titled “Fix the Damn Roads,” ...
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Man shot dead in apparent road rage incident in Canton

Jun. 10, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Police Department is investigating a possible road rage shooting that ...
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Canton Liberty Festival returns – traffic order closes roads

Jun. 6, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News After a two-year COVID hiatus, Canton Liberty Fest will celebrate the 29th ...
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Governor cashes in on photo op – work on Ford Road project drags on

May 9, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Reconstruction has been delayed by more than 2-years Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined ...
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