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Canton is an extremely small town located in Upstate, NY. As of the 2000 census, there were 5,882 people. Its population triples when the local universities are in session (Saint Lawrence University and the State University of New York at Canton). SUNY Canton is a two/four year college located in the western part of the village. Its entrance is accessible via NY RT 68. SUNY Canton is also home to the David Sullivan/St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy that provides police training to local, county, state and federal agencies as well as new police officers in its 5-month police academy every spring. St. Lawrence University is a four year liberal arts college located in the eastern part of the village. Access to the college is via US RT 11. St. Lawrence University is home to several sports, including its famous NCAA Division I hockey team and several notable alumni. The first attempt at settlement was made in 1800, but the first permanent settlement occurred in 1801. The first post office used the name "New Cairo," but changed to Canton by 1807. The early economy was based on farming and lumbering. Not known for its "Nightlife" most people either go to Potsdam or Canada to find a good time.
Joe: Hey, do you know where Canton is?
Paul: No, but my buddy goes to St. Lawrence
by thatsMYsunycanton April 02, 2009

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