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.

A different Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 8, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News On Monday, the day that marked the anniversary of the bombing of ...
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Police search for gun-wielding assailant – ADAM employee shot

Dec. 2, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Police have released surveillance photos of a gun-wielding assailant who shot ...
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Suspect charged in Canton bank robbery

Nov. 28, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a recent ...
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Canton robbery suspect charged

Nov. 13, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News A Canton Township man is facing several criminal charges in connection to ...
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Help Canton Police identify bank robbery suspect

Nov. 6, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Police are asking for public assistance in identifying a bank robbery ...
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Historical Society board seeking new volunteers

Nov. 6, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Historical Society, a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of ...
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Fire department awarded $300,000 in grant funding

Nov. 2, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Township Fire Department was awarded a $300,000 federal Assistance to ...
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Appeals court nixes ballot harvesting – Deadline now Nov 3

Oct. 17, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News A Michigan Court of Appeals panel handed the GOP a huge win ...
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New Canton Township park now open

Oct. 17, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Area residents participated in a Canton Township’s special ribbon-cutting ceremony this week ...
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Help Canton Police locate missing man

Sep. 2, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Township Police Department has asked for public assistance in locating ...
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