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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Canaan.

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Around Canaan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the north of Canaan. Montgomery has a population of 201,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Prattville. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northwest of Canaan and has a population of 35,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Brundidge   [Map]   1,989   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,844   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,271   N   23 miles [37 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,667   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,845   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,834   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,314   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,274   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Selma   [Map]   19,519   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,778   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Troy   [Map]   18,853   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,817   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,919   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   3,849   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   7,994   N   23 miles [37 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Ada   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Burkville   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Davenport   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
English Village   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gibbs Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grady   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Highland Village   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hope Hull   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Letohatchee   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Town   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pintlala   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ramer   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sandy Ridge   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sunshine Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Young Forte Village   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Canaan, please visit our County-by-County Page for Canaan.

Montgomery County ...

Canaan is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Canaan.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Canaan. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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.

Airports Near Canaan ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Canaan.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Canaan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Canaan. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   119 miles [191.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   146 miles [235 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ENE   82 miles [132 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canaan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Canaan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Canaan), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Canaan.



 
 
 

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