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Canton, Texas

As a farming and livestock market, the county seat of Van Zandt County was originally located in Henderson County.

Canton is noted for "First Monday Trade Days," which runs sun-up 'til sun-down Thursday through Sunday prior to the first Monday of each month. See 300 acres of antiques, arts and crafts, and handmade articles at one of the nation's largest, best-known, and most interesting flea markets. (Most of the activity is on Saturday and Sunday). Places to shop during the trade days are: Old Mill Marketplace, The Village, East Gate Market Place, the Original grounds and the Dixie House sections.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Mountain

One of Texas's best kept secrets is located here in Canton, TX. Visit the old west town full of shops, fun and live events, including shootouts, stage hall dancing and performing artists. Late night shopping ends at 11

Canton, TX Venues

Twin Lakes Golf Course

Recently chosen by the Dallas Morning News as one of the Top Ten New Courses in Texas, Twin Lakes offers one of the most challenging layouts in East Texas. With rolling tree lined fairways, TifEagle Bermuda greens and two sparkling lakes, Twin Lakes'

Canton, TX Golf Courses

Blackwell House Museum

The Blackwell House is known as the oldest house in Canton. This residence was built for Henry F. Blackwell, II and his wife Nannie Jane Blackwell. An early merchant in Canton, Blackwell also served as County Sheriff. Records state that the house was built in 1886 and was home to the Blackwell'

Canton, TX Museums

Van Zandt Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Canton, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Canton, TX

Ameriquest Field in Arlington

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Bridgeport Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Amon G. Carter Parks

SELMA PARK * Located off Texas 59 south of Bowie. Turn south on FM 2583 and follow to lake. * Ramp will accommodate all...

Purtis Creek Lake

Purtis Creek State Recreation Area is a 1,533-acre park that includes the 355-acre Purtis Creek Lake. Following its construct...