Canton is nestled in the rolling hills of the Sioux Valley, providing an abundance of recreational activities with the Big Sioux River bordering the eastern side, Newton Hills State Park to the south, and Lake Alvin to the north.The city was named by Norwegian settler and former legislator James M. The population is estimated to be 3,331 as of 2015.On weekends or academic breaks, students in South Dakota can experience the waterfalls of the Big Sioux River.
Additionally, Black Hills State University is one of the biggest public universities in the state.
The campus is divided into three colleges including the College of Business, College of Education, and College of Arts & Sciences.
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, South Dakota, United States.
Canton is located 20 minutes south of Sioux Falls in southeastern South Dakota.
As a growing small community, the City of Canton was the proud recipient of the South Dakota Community of the Year Award in 2004 and in 2011.The City of Canton is also home to the Canton Industrial Park, South Dakota's first Certified Ready Site. By 1868, there were 35 people living in Lincoln County.