Canton, the county seat of Cherokee County, incorporated in 1833. Town founders, hopeful that they could initiate silk production there, named Canton to honor the famed Chinese silk production capital. Nothing more than the name, however, survived that venture. Denim production instead earned Canton a spot in the fabrics industry. Presently, Canton is undergoing another major change as population growth encourages the town to build out further. See all change in Canton Real Estate here! All New Homes in Canton, all Canton Golf Homes, and all Canton Homes for Sale!