Canal Fulton is a town in Stark County, Ohio. The population was 5,479 at the time of the 2010 census. It is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area but serves equally as a suburb of Akron.
Canal Fulton is located at 40°53′23″N 81°35′43″W (40.889806, -81.595339), along the Tuscarawas River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.32 square miles (8.60 km2), of which 3.26 square miles (8.44 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.
Canal Fulton traces its history to three villages that developed along the Tuscarawas River. Milan was platted on March 23, 1814, by Matthew Rowland who arrived by ox team. It was the first settlement west of the Tuscarawas River in Stark County. Fulton was platted on May 16, 1826, changed its name to Canal Fulton in 1832, and later incorporated as a village. The present name is an amalgamation of the Ohio Canal and the name of a local pioneer, Ben Fulton. In 1843 President John Quincy Adams visits. In 1845, Sts.