Canton is located on Route 51 near Interstate 55, Jackson and Vicksburg. Despite its proximity to these other cities, Canton is not a suburb: It's a proud community with a strong and diverse past as well as a promising future. Homes for rent in Canton give families the chance to live in an incredibly unique city. Canton, the seat of Madison County, was a major junction for the Civil War with medical services and railways, and although the beautiful antebellum architecture is still in place, the city has now found success with its Nissan plant and historical preservation.
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Canton is frequently called the "Movie Capital of Mississippi." Some of the featured films that use the scenic southern downtown area in their shots include "A Time to Kill," "O Brother Where Art Thou" and "My Dog Skip."
Despite the city's current success, tradition is still well alive. Residents can check out the Canton Train Museum, the Canton Multicultural Center and Museum, the Mississippi Art Colony, oldest Hot Air Balloon race in the state and the famous bi-annual Canton Flea Market Arts & Crafts Show. The courthouse and central square are also well-known and on the National Register of Historic Places.