Introduction to Canton, Massachusetts
Canton, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 7 miles NW of Brockton, Massachusetts and 14 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Boston metropolitan area. Canton has a population of 20,775.
Canton was originally a part of the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts. It was officially incorporated in 1797. According to some old stories, the town was named because earlier it was believed that Canton, China was located on the exact opposite side of the earth. Joseph Warren Revere established a plastic factory, Emerson Cuming, at Canton, which was recently torn down. In fact, Canton is the birthplace of Elijah Morse's Rising Sun Stove Polish Company.
Canton and nearby Attractions
- Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
- Mildred Morse Allen Wildlife Sanctuary
- Shawmut Industrial Park
- Adams National Historical Park
- Boston Symphony Orchestra
Things To Do In Canton
The town of Canton features a number of scenic trails where you can enjoy hiking and biking. The town also includes a number of restaurants and other entertainment options. The headquarters of Reebok and Baskin-Robbins are also located in Canton.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Canton Higher Education
Babson College is nearby. For people who want more options, enrolling in an online institution may interest them. These schools may offer students programs and courses in finance, information technology, human services, and accounting. For people who are interested in probation officer training, some online schools may offer a degree program in criminal justice.