Canton (Ohio)

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Nickname : Hall of Fame City
Upper Downtown Canton Historic District
Upper Downtown Canton Historic District
Canton flag
Location in Ohio
Canton (Ohio)
Basic data
Foundation : 1805
State : United States
State : Ohio
County : Stark County
Coordinates : 40 ° 48 ′  N , 81 ° 23 ′  W Coordinates: 40 ° 48 ′  N , 81 ° 23 ′  W
Time zone : Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )
Inhabitants :
Metropolitan Area :
71,323 (as of 2016)
401,281 (as of 2016)
Population density : 1,340.7 inhabitants per km 2
Area : 53.3 km 2  (approx. 21 mi 2 ) of
which 53.2 km 2  (approx. 21 mi 2 ) is land
Height : 323 m
Postcodes : 44700-44799
Area code : +1 330, 234
FIPS : 39-12000
GNIS ID : 1048580
Website :
Mayor : Thomas M. Bernabei

Canton is a city in the US state of Ohio . It is located in Stark County , whose county seat it is, and has a population of around 71,000 (2016 estimate, US Census Bureau ). The area of ​​the city area covers 53.3 km².

The place is the seat of a diocese of the Romanian Greek Catholic Church .


Canton was founded in 1805 as a small village on Nimishillen Creek and received city status in 1854.

Canton is home to a National Historic Landmark , the McKinley National Memorial . Former President William McKinley is buried here. The National Park Service lists a total of 40 buildings and sites for the city that are registered on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) (as of November 29, 2018).


The straightened western upper reaches of Nimishillen Creek on its way through the outskirts of Canton, Ohio

The urban area lies in a rupture landscape that lies along and between the western and central headwaters of the Nimishillen Creek. The named source rivers flow together in the urban area to form the actual river. A third headwaters of said river runs further east at a short distance.


The Canton, Ohio skyline

The neighboring communes of Cantons are shown in the following figure.

Meyers Lake Plain Township
North Canton
Nimishillen Township
Perry Township Neighboring communities Osnaburg Township
Massillon (Ohio) Canton Township East Canton


year Residents
1980 94,730
1990 84.161
2000 80,806
2010 73.007
The county house of Stark County, Canton


In 1920 the American Professional Football Association, from 1922 National Football League (NFL), was founded in the city. In memory of this event, the Pro Football Hall of Fame was opened in 1963 . Close to the Hall of Fame is the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium , where the Hall of Fame Game is held annually at the start of the NFL season.

The Canton Charge basketball team plays in the NBA Development League .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Canton, Ohio  - Collection of pictures, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. List of NHL by State . National Park Service , accessed November 29, 2018.
    Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed November 29.
  2. 1980–2010: Census Results