Canton, Ohio, is connected to the high-voltage grid through American Electric Power, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 2004.
Population of Canton, Ohio: 71,323*
Total AEP Ohio customers: 1.5 million**
Total AEP Ohio megawatt-hours used: 13,564,153***
- Canton is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which opened Sept. 7, 1963.
- The American Professional Football Association, which later became the National Football League, was founded in Canton on Sept. 17, 1920.
- Famed athlete Jim Thorpe played his first professional football with the Canton Bulldogs beginning in 1915.
- Cantonnatives Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bob Massey and Bill Isles formed the singing group The Triumphs in 1959, though they would soon be better known as The O’Jays.