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Welcome to New Canton ...

The town of New Canton is located in Pike County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of New Canton: KAN-tuhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Canton has a population of 346 people<4> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of New Canton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated March 31, 1869.

New Canton is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: New Canton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for New Canton: (217)

The ZIP code for New Canton: 62356<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Canton had an population of 346 people. This is a decrease of 3.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Canton had a population of 359 people. This makes New Canton the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 359 people, the population of New Canton decreased 13.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 417 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Canton.

Adding New Canton 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 Canton 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 Canton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found New Canton mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named New Canton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named New Canton - they are located in Kansas, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near New Canton ...

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

  • Hannibal [Marion County]
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    • Hannibal [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of New Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,346 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<8>
  • Pittsfield [Pike County]
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    • Pittsfield [Pike County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of New Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsfield<8>
  • Louisiana [Pike County]
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    • Louisiana [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of New Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,207 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisiana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisiana<8>
  • Barry [Pike County]
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    • Barry [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of New Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,247 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barry<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Payson [Adams County]
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      • Payson [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of New Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<8>
    • New London [Ralls County]
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      • New London [Ralls County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of New Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<8>
    • Pleasant Hill [Pike County]
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      • Pleasant Hill [Pike County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of New Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<8>
    • Liberty [Adams County]
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      • Liberty [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of New Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<8>
    • Hull [Pike County]
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      • Hull [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of New Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull<8>
    • Frankford [Pike County]
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      • Frankford [Pike County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of New Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankford<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Canton ...

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

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Pike, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for New Canton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Canton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Canton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 town (such as New Canton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Canton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- New Canton) 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 Canton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Canton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Canton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6374, Longitude: -91.0982       In this case, the coordinates for New Canton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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