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.

Fire at historic barn ruled ‘accidental’

Jun. 30, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News An effort by a pre-teen and a teen to produce a social ...
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Funeral services set for Canton police officer killed by son

Jun. 25, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Funeral services have been announced for Canton Township Police officer Edward Dirk ...
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Canton Police vehicle involved in rollover crash

Jun. 13, 2021  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Michigan State Police are investigating a June 10 rollover crash involving a ...
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Father who shot son will serve probation

Jun. 13, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The man who accidently killed his 8-year-old son while cleaning a rifle ...
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Veteran police office retires after 25 years

Jun. 9, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township Police Department Sgt. Dale Waltz will officially retire at the ...
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Annual River Day Saturday in Canton and Plymouth parks

May 13, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News River Day will take place from 9 a.m. until noon this Saturday, ...
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Canton has summer job openings

May 4, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Leisure Services Department is currently seeking part-time and seasonal employees ...
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Warm welcome for new Canton fire station

Apr. 19, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township officials recently took part in a ceremonial ribbon cutting for ...
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Canton girl, 14, charged with murdering grandmother

Mar. 4, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News A 14-year old girl has been charged with first-degree murder in the ...
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Indoor Farmers Market returns to Canton

Mar. 4, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Farmers Market will return with special Off-Season Markets in March ...
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