Sunday, January 11, 2009

Location Spotlight: Canton, New York

Hit #768 can from Canton, New York. Canton is located on the Grasse River between Adirondack foothills and the St. Lawrence River Valley. It is the county seat for Saint Lawrence County, New York. The population of Canton is 8,000 and grows up to 11,500 when the colleges students are in class.

St. Lawrence University and the State University College of Technology at Canton make their home there. St. Lawrence University is private liberal arts college founded in 1856. The State University College of Technology at Canton is a modern four and two-year state college founded 1906.

The first settlement in Canton has in 1800 by Daniel Harrington. The village incorporated on May 14, 1845. The first industries were lumbering and dairy farming. Canton's other largest employers other then the colleges are Kraft Foods and Corning Glass.

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