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Canaan, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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 The location of Canaan 

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Welcome to Canaan ...

So far, we have found very little information about Canaan. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Canaan to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Canaan, please Contact Us.




Canaan would have been located within present day Lauderdale County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Canaan is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Canaan was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Canaan once stood is in the (256) & (938)<3> area codes.

Communities near Canaan ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Canaan and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,014   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Killen   [Map]   982   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Canaan.

Communities Also Named Canaan ...

While we believe that this Canaan is located in Lauderdale County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Canaan. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lamar and Montgomery County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 31 communities that are also named Canaan - they are located in Arkansas (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina (3), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Vermont and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Canaan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canaan. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canaan. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canaan.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Canaan:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Canaan no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
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 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Canaan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canaan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Canaan.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Canaan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canaan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canaan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canaan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7937, Longitude: -87.6889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canaan.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Canaan.



 
 
 

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