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Canaan, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Canaan ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Canaan in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Canaan.

Ada   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Barachias   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burkville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
 
Catoma   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fleta   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canaan
 - Fleta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grady   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Canaan
 - Grady had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hayneville   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 862 people in 2015)
 - Hayneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope Hull   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson's Lake   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Canaan
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
Lapine   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Canaan
 - Lapine had a post office and railroad service
 
Le Grand   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Canaan
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
 
Letohatchee   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Letohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Manack   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
 
McGehee's   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
 
Meadville   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Canaan
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Carmel   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mount Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Meigs   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
 
Naftel   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Canaan
 - Naftel had a post office and railroad service
 
Perry's Mill   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Canaan
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Pike Road   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,274 people in 2015)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
 
Ramer   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Ramer had a post office and railroad service
 
Sandy Ridge   (Lowndes County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Canaan
 - Sandy Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sellers   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Canaan
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snowdoun   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stone's   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
 
Strata   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Strata had a post office and railroad service
 
Tharin   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Canaan
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2049, Longitude: -86.3036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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