Welcome to the City of Canton, a rapidly growing city in central Cherokee County, located about 45 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Sitting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the surrounding area has become a popular location for families to move to because of good schools, growing work centers, and the number of amenities for everyone to enjoy. Canton is perfect for young and growing families looking to get away from the hassle of city living without sacrificing the amenities and recreation, and relish in the beauty that north Georgia has to offer.