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Welcome to Cana ...

Cana is located in Carroll County<1>.

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

Cana is 1,440 feet [439 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Cana lies within the (276) area code.

Communities Also Named Cana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Cana - they are located in California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Saskatchewan, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Cana ...

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

  • Mount Airy [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Cana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<5>
  • Galax [Galax City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galax
    • Galax [Galax City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Cana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<5>
  • Hillsville [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
    • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Cana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<5>
  • Dobson [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
    • Dobson [Surry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Cana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Mountain
      • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Cana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<5>
    • Fries [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fries
      • Fries [Grayson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Cana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<5>
    • Lambsburg [Carroll County]
    • Fancy Gap [Carroll County]
    • Toast [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toast
      • Toast [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Cana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toast have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toast
    • Flat Rock [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Surry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Cana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cana ...

Looking for more information about Cana? 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 Cana, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cana.

Adding Cana to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cana was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cana on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

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About Carroll County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carroll County: www.co.carroll.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Carroll, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Cana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Cana) 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 Cana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CanaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5896, Longitude: -80.6717       In this case, the coordinates for Cana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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