Introduction to Canton, Connecticut
Canton, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 8 miles NW of West Hartford, Connecticut (center to center) and 93 miles NE of New York, New York. The town, which is located in the Hartford metropolitan area, has a population of 8,840.
The town of Canton was officially incorporated in 1806. The Farmington River has played a pivotal role in Canton's development. The town, which includes the villages of North Canton, Canton Center, Canton, and Collinsville, was named after the province in China. It was in the Collin's axe factory in Collinsville where Elisha Root invented die casting.
Canton and nearby Attractions
- Roaring Brook Nature Center
- Canton Historical Museum
- Black Rock State Park
- Buttolph - Williams House
- Dinosaur State Park
Things To Do In Canton
The town of Canton provides visitors with many recreational opportunities. Tourists can visit the Mills Pond Recreation Area, Roaring Brook Nature Center, and Dinosaur State Park. Visitors may also enjoy the ancient Buttolph - Williams House. The Canton Historical Museum houses a 19th century general store, a post office, barber shops, and a printing press. Canton celebrates local festivals like Cherry Brook Grange Fair.
Flights are available from Bradley International Airport.
Canton Higher Education
One can pursue higher education from the University of Hartford, Manchester Community College, and Central Connecticut State University.