The City of Canton, Missouri and Surrounding Area
The city of Canton, Missouri is a small rural community with good public schools and a well-deserved pride in the quality of life afforded its approximately 2,500 residents. Professional services available within the community include medical, dental and legal, all of which are provided by residents of the community. Nearby are the larger communities of Quincy, Illinois and Keokuk, Iowa. St. Louis is approximately 2½ hours away over four-lane highways. The college is the focus of most of the cultural life of the community and speakers of national prominence and artistic groups of similar stature are regular features of life in the community. The relationships between the city and its college are strong and mutually supportive. Indeed, there is a special charm attendant to life in this small, rural community where respect for each individual runs deeply through the fabric of the place.