The city of Canton is located in the County of Cherokee, and the city also serves as its county seat. Some of the most prominent business ventures of the town are based on insurance, banks, auto cleaning and repair facilities, auto dealers, trucking companies, trailer hiring facilities, used car businesses, hotels and restaurants, supermakets, gift shops etc. Canton city occupies a total area of about 37 sq. kms. with an elevation of about 969 ft above the sea level. Tourism related business ventures are also an important part of the local economy.