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.

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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Vaccine clinic overwhelms Canton phone lines

Feb. 24, 2021  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Many residents of Plymouth, Canton and Plymouth Township experienced first hand this ...
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Ford Road corridor project moves slowly along

Feb. 21, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The first phase of the long-awaited Ford Road boulevard project is scheduled ...
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Out with the snow – in with the cold, gusty winds

Feb. 16, 2021  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The National Weather Service reported that over a 30-hour period, spanning early ...
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Union leader questions district student return plan

Feb. 5, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News While teachers in the Plymouth-Canton Schools are eager to return to their ...
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School officials plan for students to return March 1

Feb. 5, 2021  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News After nearly a year of online and virtual learning, students in the ...
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Canton father is charged in boy’s shooting death

Jan. 25, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News A Canton Township father has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the ...
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Habitual offender charged in Canton B&E’s gets probation

Jan. 5, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News David Edward Miller, a serial burglar, will serve three years probation and ...
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Canton man faces 18 sexual abuse charges

Dec. 27, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News A Canton Township man is facing life imprisonment if convicted of 18 ...
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