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Intersection of Park and Main streets in Canton.

Canton, New York is as diverse as its four seasons. Along the picturesque Grasse River, Canton is situated between the Adirondack foothills and the St. Lawrence River Valley.  Its rural environment and temperate climate offers a great range of outdoor settings from the colorful blossoms of spring, to gloriously warm summer days, some of the world’s most colorful autumn foliage, and crisp cold winters.  Located in central St. Lawrence County, Canton is home to the county seat, St. Lawrence University, Canton Technical College, Corning Glass, Kraft Foods, Victorian architecture, and numerous shops and small businesses. Within the town of Canton are the villages of Canton and Rensselaer Falls and the hamlets of Morley and Pyrites.  While pronounced differently, Canton (Can’-tun) was named for Canton, China. The town’s name was designated by New York State land commissioners at a meeting in New York City in 1787 and is believed to be related to the Colonial trade routes that were opened to the Orient. Among Canton’s most notable and historic citizens are former New York Governor Silas Wright and renowned sculptor-artist Frederic Remington.    More  By Bob LaRue

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