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Canaan, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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About Canaan
Canaan is located in Montgomery County (Alabama).

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-profile   General information about Canaan
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Canaan
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Canaan (By-County)
-census   Census information for Canaan
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Canaan
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Canaan
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Canaan
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-glossary   This page...

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FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Canaan). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Canaan:

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 101 (Montgomery County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 11760

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Canaan.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Canaan has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '115514'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Canaan.