Stanton is located seven miles east of Northfield. Stanton is six miles north–northeast of Dennison; and seven miles west–southwest of Cannon Falls. ZIP codes 55009 (Cannon Falls), 55018 (Dennison), and 55057 (Northfield) all meet near Stanton.
Stanton is near the northwest corner of Goodhue County, and immediately adjacent to Dakota County. Rice County is also nearby.