Canton, Mississippi

Madison County

Population:   in 1900

                     in 1910

                     in 1920

                     in 1940

                     in 1950

                     in 1960

Town incorporated:  2-27-1836

Post office:  4-17-1834 to present

Railroads:   Miss Central- NOJ&GN- CStL&NO- IC- ICG- IC- CN

Next Town North- Cotton


Milepost 705.7

(from Chicago)

Old Milepost 206.27

(from New Orleans)


Next Town South- Sloan


soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 




Illinois Central depot at Canton in January 1979.

Canton depot January 1979

Canton depot in 1990.

Looking north at the depot in Canton in 1990. 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 






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