Canton, Illinois

City: Canton

County: Fulton

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.5500, -90.0333

The largest city in Fulton County, Canton was laid out in December 1825 and received a U.S. Post Office eight months later. Canton was incorporated as a town in February 1849, and was incorporated as a city in 1853.

History of Fulton County Illinois (Peoria, IL: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 517, 527, 528; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 312; “An Act to Incorporate the Town of Canton,” 8 February 1849, Private Laws of Illinois (1849), 112-20; “An Act to Amend ‘An Act to Incorporate the Town of Canton,’ Approved February 8, 1849,” 12 February 1853, Private Laws of Illinois (1853), 574-75.