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Canton is located in northeast Texas in Van Zandt County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,581 residents. Canton, Texas is most well-known for two reasons; it's home to the only water park in East Texas and the site of the largest and oldest flea market in the state. Splash Kingdom Waterpark is a family-friendly park that is located on Interstate 20, just west of the city of Canton. First Monday Trade Days is a monthly flea market that is actually held Thursday through Sunday preceding the first Monday of each month. Sometimes, up to 100,000 shoppers visit the fair in one weekend. First Monday Trade Days began in the 1850s as a horse auction. All stray horses in the region would be rounded up and brought into Canton the first Monday of each month and auctioned to the highest bidder. People came from all around for the auctions, which became known as First Monday Trades Day, or sometimes locals would call it "Horse Monday." As time passed, local farmers began also bringing their excess produce, grains and sugar cane syrup to sell. Today, there is space for 7,000 vendors in five locations around Canton for First Monday Trade Days. You'll find home furnishings, clothing, jewelry, candles, electronics, outdoor decor, plants, tools, antiques, collectables, quilts, arts and crafts and live animals and pets of all kinds. Canton also offers two shopping centers, dozens of restaurants, two golf courses, a museum, historical sites and a town square with unique shops. For outdoor recreation, there are two small city lakes. The larger lake has a boat ramp and a fishing pier. The smaller one has playgrounds and a hiking trail.

Surrounding areas: Eustace, Texas (19.2 mi), Edom, Texas (19.5 mi), Mineola, Texas (23.0 mi), Lake Tawakoni, Texas (23.4 mi), Hide-a-way Lake, Texas (23.9 mi), Athens, Texas (24.3 mi), Cedar Creek Lake, Texas (24.7 mi)

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Canton Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn-canton2251 N Trade Days BlvdCanton, TX (903) 567-6591
Comfort Inn & Suites2406 N Trade Days BlvdCanton, TX (903) 567-0909
Best Western Inn On The Hill2050 Hwy 31 EastAthens, TX24.3 mi.(903) 675-9214
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1119 E Tyler StAthens, TX24.3 mi.(903) 675-2500
Super 8205 Dallas Hwy 175Athens, TX24.3 mi.(903) 675-7511
Countryside Inn501 East Fair StKauffman, TX25.8 mi.(972) 932-2101
Countryside InnHwy 175 EKaufman, TX26.0 mi.(972) 932-2101
Comfort Inn Terrell103 Mira PlTerrell, TX26.3 mi.(972) 524-5590
Best Inn309 I-h 20 ETerrell, TX27.0 mi.(972) 563-2676
Best Inn309 Interstate 20 ETerrell, TX27.0 mi.(972) 563-2676
Best Western Country Inn1604 Hwy 34 South @ I-20 Exit 501Terrell, TX27.0 mi.(972) 563-1521
Classic Inn1604 Hwy 34 SouthTerrell, TX27.0 mi.(800) 346-1580
Days Inn1618 Hwy 34 SouthTerrell, TX27.0 mi.(972) 551-1170
Laquinta Inn1614 Hwy 34 STerrell, TX27.0 mi.(972) 551-1090
Super 8 Motel1705 State Hwy 345Terrell, TX27.0 mi.(972) 563-1511
Comfort Inn3501 S Main StLindale, TX28.4 mi.(903) 882-8884
Hampton Inn3505 Main StLindale, TX28.4 mi.(903) 882-1002

Canton Weather & Climate

Northeast Texas Piney Woods Region has a humid subtropical climate zone. This region receives more rainfall than any other region in the state - more than 60 inches annually. While coastal sections see the most cloudy days statewide, northern sections see the most sunny days. This area is prone to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, generally in the springtime. The heat of summer is intensified by high humidity. During winter and spring along the immediate coast, temperatures are kept cool by relatively cool Gulf waters. In late winter and early spring, dense fog, called advection fog, can form when warm air moves over the cool shelf waters. The region is also vulnerable to hurricanes, although plenty of warning is generally given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 52°F 31°F 3.06 in. -
February 57°F 35°F 3.49 in. -
March 65°F 43°F 3.73 in. -
April 73°F 50°F 4.14 in. -
May 80°F 59°F 5.08 in. -
June 88°F 66°F 4.47 in. -
July 93°F 70°F 2.43 in. -
August 93°F 69°F 1.70 in. -
September 86°F 63°F 3.26 in. -
October 76°F 52°F 4.61 in. -
November 64°F 41°F 4.31 in. -
December 55°F 33°F 4.28 in. -

Canton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Majors airport (GVT) located about 37 miles northwest of Canton in Greenville, Texas, Dallas Love Field (DAL) located approximately 60 miles northwest of Canton in Dallas, Texas, the East Texas Regional airport (GGG) located roughly 68 miles east of Canton in Longview, Texas, and finally the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located around 72 miles northwest of Canton in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas.

Canton Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
State Fair of TexasDallasTX56.7 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX56.7 mi.
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX65.7 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX67.3 mi.
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX73.5 mi.
 
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX73.5 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Pinnacle Country ClubMabankTX19.4 mi.
Echo Creek Country ClubMurchisonTX21.1 mi.
Indian Oaks Golf CourseKempTX22.3 mi.
Kings Creek Country ClubKempTX22.3 mi.
Mineola Country ClubMineolaTX23.4 mi.
Athens Country ClubAthensTX24.6 mi.
Tawakoni Golf ClubQuinlanTX25.6 mi.
Oak Grove Golf CourseTerrellTX26.5 mi.
Star Harbor Municipal Golf CourseMalakoffTX28.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Tyler State ParkTX33.9 mi. 
 
Museums
Southwest Museum of Science and Technology.DallasTX56.7 mi.(Science)
Dallas Museum of ArtDallasTX56.7 mi.(Art)
Meadows MuseumDallasTX56.7 mi.(Art)
Dallas Historical SocietyDallasTX56.7 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Caldwell ZooTylerTX35.7 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX56.7 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX56.7 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX56.7 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX85.6 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX102.4 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX107.3 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX112.6 mi.


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