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Welcome to New Canaan ...

New Canaan is located in Fairfield County<1>.

New Canaan is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: New Canaan lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for New Canaan: (203) & (475)<3>

The ZIP codes for New Canaan: 06840, 06842<4>

Websites for New Canaan ...

Official Website:   www.newcanaan.info/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

Adding New Canaan to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of New Canaan in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of New Canaan elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Canaan on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Canaan on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named New Canaan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named New Canaan - they are located in Alabama, Mississippi, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.

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

Communities near New Canaan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Canaan.

  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of New Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of New Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of New Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of New Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
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      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<7>
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<7>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Canaan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Canaan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Canaan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Canaan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Canaan. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Canaan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Canaan ...

Looking for more information about New Canaan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for New Canaan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Canaan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Canaan: www.newcanaan.info/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Canaan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as New Canaan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Canaan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New 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 New Canaan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Canaan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Canaan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1470, Longitude: -73.4922    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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