Canton, Texas


Canton 1919. The county seat of Van Zandt county was laid out in 1850. The first term of the district court was opened in the new log cabin on the 7th day of September, 1850. Judge Orin Milo Roberts presided, in exchange with Bennet H. Martin, judge of the ninth district ; A. J. Fowler, district attorney ; B. W. Anderson, sheriff, and Allen Blair, clerk of said court. It was said that Judge Roberts was at that time living at San Augustine, that it was then customary for all the lawyers to fall in with the judge and as they expressed it, “ride the circuit” with him. Continue Reading Canton History Written in 1919 >>


Canton, TX 32° 33′ 23.4864″ N, 95° 51′ 47.88″ W