America's Most Beautiful Town Squares
Courtesy of Canton Chamber Main Street Association
Historic Canton Square, Canton, MS
More than 75 colorful buildings dating back to the turn of the 20th century line this magnolia-and-oak-filled square. They’ve made it onto the National Register of Historic Places, as has the commanding 1857 Greek Revival courthouse. (The Gallery, across Liberty Street from the courthouse, still has a drawer marked “Opium” from 100 years ago, when it was a pharmacy.) The town’s southern charms lure visitors, most notably during the twice-annual Canton Flea Market Arts & Crafts Show.