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Welcome to Canal Lake ...

Canal Lake is located in Union County<1>.

The location of Canal Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Canal Lake: Canal Lk.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Canal Lake had a population of 23,025 people.<3> (see below for details).

Canal Lake is 1,840 feet [561 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Canal Lake: (706) & (762)<5>

Communities near Canal Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Canal Lake.

  • Willow [Lumpkin County] - Historic
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    • Willow [Lumpkin County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Canal Lake
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 15,138 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Jacksonville [Towns County]
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    • Jacksonville [Towns County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Canal Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
  • Cutcane [Fannin County]
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    • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Canal Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
  • Owltown [Union County]
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    • Owltown [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Canal Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Young Harris [Towns County]
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      • Young Harris [Towns County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Canal Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Harris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Young Harris<7>
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
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      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Canal Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<7>
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
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      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Canal Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
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      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Canal Lake
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
    • Blue Ridge [Fannin County]
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      • Blue Ridge [Fannin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Canal Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<7>
    • Hiawassee [Towns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawassee
      • Hiawassee [Towns County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Canal Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiawassee<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canal Lake ...

Looking for more information about Canal Lake? 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 Canal Lake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Canal Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Union County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Union County: www.unioncounty.gov/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canal Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canal Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canal Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canal Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8954, Longitude: -83.9980       In this case, the coordinates for Canal Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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