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Welcome to South Canaan ...

South Canaan is located in Litchfield County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for South Canaan: S. Canaan

South Canaan is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for South Canaan: (860)

Adding South 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 South 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 South Canaan elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named South Canaan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named South Canaan - they are located in Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near South Canaan ...

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

  • Torrington [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrington
    • Torrington [Litchfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of South Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,044 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrington<4>
  • Torrington [Litchfield County]
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    • Torrington [Litchfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of South Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,044 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torrington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
  • Winchester [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Litchfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of South Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,604 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Litchfield [Litchfield County]
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    • Litchfield [Litchfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of South Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,094 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Litchfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Great Barrington [Berkshire County]
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      • Great Barrington [Berkshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of South Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Barrington
    • New Hartford [Litchfield County]
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      • New Hartford [Litchfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of South Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,656 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hartford
    • Amenia [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amenia
      • Amenia [Dutchess County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of South Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amenia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amenia
    • Stanford [Dutchess County]
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      • Stanford [Dutchess County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of South Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanford
    • Barkhamsted [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barkhamsted
      • Barkhamsted [Litchfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of South Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barkhamsted have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barkhamsted
    • Salisbury [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of South Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,600 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury

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 South Canaan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Canaan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South 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 South Canaan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Canaan. See our Newspapers Page for South Canaan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Canaan ...

Looking for more information about South 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to South Canaan, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for South Canaan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Litchfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Canaan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Canaan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South 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 South Canaan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Canaan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9618, Longitude: -73.3345    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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