Canton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The populace was 21,561 at the 2010 census. Canton belongs to Greater Boston, concerning 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of midtown Boston.
Canton was formally incorporated on February 23, 1797, from the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts. The name "Canton" was recommended by Elijah Dunbar and also comes from the early belief that Canton, China was on the full opposite side of the earth (antipodal), however, this theory has been exposed. Along with being a noticeable Canton resident, Elijah Dunbar was the initial head of state of the Stoughton Music Culture from 1786 to 1808. Currently called the Old Stoughton Music Society, it is the earliest choral society in the USA.
Paul Revere constructed the country's very first copper rolling mill in Canton in 1801. His poem qualified Canton Dale reveals his love for the community. Canton was the area of the Increasing Sun Cooktop Gloss Company, started by Elijah Morse, a rich merchant and also designer of the pot-belly cooktop.
The Canton Viaduct, built-in 1835, is among the oldest surviving numerous arch stone railroad bridges still in active mainline usage in the United States. Tsar Nicholas I of Russia sent workers to draw substantial representations of it in order to duplicate its style for the construction of two bridges on the Moscow-- Saint Petersburg Train.
The David Tilden Residence, a virtually 300-year-old home situated within the Canton Corner Historic District. Undertaking a major preservation initiative. One of the earliest residences in America.
The Massachusetts Audubon Society's Visual Arts Facility, where the Mildred Morse Allen Wildlife Refuge is located, homes considerable collections of nature art and digital photography. Public programs integrating art as well as nature as well as transforming exhibitions in the gallery, provide opportunities for site visitors to view highlighted jobs from the collections.
The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, a charitable gallery, is a country house developed by Charles A. Platt with garden grounds located at 2468B Washington Road (Path 138). In 1902 Dr. Arthur Tracey Cabot worked with Platt to create a country house with landscape design and also provincial farm buildings, with official grounds consist of grass, a walled garden, and a parterre. In 1945, Cabot's niece, Eleanor Cabot Bradley, added ponds, a camellia residence as well as greenhouse, and also grew specimen trees. The land consists of greater than 60 acres (240,000 m2) of fields and also woods, with some 3 miles (4.8 km) of strolling trails.
Acambis, one of the few smallpox injection manufacturers acquired by the USA Government, makes its vaccination at the Shawmut Industrial Park in Canton. In the many months after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Army National Guard units were stationed around the factory, and also now the Canton Police has a regular patrol of the park.
The non-profit Buddies of Prowse Ranch, in cooperation with the here and now property owner, Meditech, Inc., protect the historical Prowse Ranch property and also make the 44 acres and also manor available for interior and/or exterior events consisting of celebration and wedding celebration leasings, company features, entertainment and educational programs, and also fund-raising events. The Friends of Prowse Ranch are a true charitable volunteer company, commemorating its 35th year in 2010-- without any wages taken by its policemen or personnel. Fund-raising events hosted by various philanthropic organizations at the farm have increased an estimated $20 million.
The Paul Revere Heritage Website, a nine-acre public site dedicated to safeguarding, protecting as well as translating the job of Paul Revere as an American leader in the innovation of the copper sector.