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Town of Canaan, Vermont

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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Canaan, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Canaan:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Canaan and not the distance if you drove.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Canaan is located in Essex County.

The following 4 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Essex County: Coos (NH), Grafton (NH), Caledonia & Orleans.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 182 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Canaan. Of these communities, 128 are located in counties other than Essex County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Canaan (which is Essex County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Canaan. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Caledonia County  
Orleans County  
Coos County (NH)  

Essex County     (The county where Canaan resides)
County Seat for Essex:   Guildhall
Genealogy Websites:
State of Vermont       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Essex County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Note: The Canadian Province of Quebec lies to the north.
Canaan (Unver)     [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wallace Pond (Unver)     [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Beecher Falls (Unver)     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Arlins (Unver)     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Averill     [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lemington     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Averill (Unver)     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lennington (Unver)     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Simms Hill (Unver)     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bloomfield     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lewis     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Avery's Gore     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Norton     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Norton (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bloomfield (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wenlock (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Warren's Gore     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brunswick Springs     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
East Brighton (Unver)     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Warner's Grant     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brunswick     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brighton     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Island Pond     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Browns Mill (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ferdinand     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bullthroat (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Maidstone     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Maidstone (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lost Nation (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
East Haven     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stevens (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Granby     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
East Haven (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Guildhall (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hartwellville (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Moccasin Mill (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Granby (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gallup Mills (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Guildhall     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Victory     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Damon Crossing (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mill Village     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lunenburg     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Victory (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Baptist Hill (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Miles Pond (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
North Concord (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Lunenburg (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Concord     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
East Concord (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gilman (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ralston Corner (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Texas (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Concord (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

Caledonia County
County Seat for Caledonia:   Saint Johnsbury
Genealogy Websites:
State of Vermont       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caledonia County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Note: The Canadian Province of Quebec lies to the north.
Newark     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Newark Hollow (Unver)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Burke     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Burke (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
West Burke     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Burke Hollow (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Summit (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sunmit (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
East Burke (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Perry (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sutton     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sutton (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Egypt (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Folsom (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Kirby (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sheffield     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
East Lyndon (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kirby     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lyndon Center (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lyndon     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lyndonville     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sheffield (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wheelock (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lyndon (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ramsey Corner (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sheffield Square (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Kirby (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wheelock     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coles Corner (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
East Saint Johnsbury (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Orleans County
County Seat for Orleans:   Newport
Genealogy Websites:
State of Vermont       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Orleans County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Note: The Canadian Province of Quebec lies to the north.
Holland     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Morgan     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Holland (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Morgan Center (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Morgan (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
East Charleston (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tice (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Charleston     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
West Charleston     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Derby Line     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Westmore     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
East Brownington (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Westmore (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beebe Plain     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Derby Center     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Derby     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Brownington     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Brownington (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Evansville (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brownington Center (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lindsay Beach     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
North Derby (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brownington Village     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lake Park (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Newport     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Willoughby (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Barton     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Coventry     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Orleans     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Barton     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coventry (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
West Glover (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Newport Center (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Newport     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Glover     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Glover (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Irasburg     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Irasburg (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
South Newport (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
East Albany (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troy     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Albany     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
South Albany (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
North Troy     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troy (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

Coos County (NH)
County Seat for Coos:   Lancaster (NH)
Genealogy Websites:
State of New Hampshire       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coos County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The Canadian Province of Quebec lies to the north.
West Stewartstown (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Stewartstown (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Stewartstown Hollow (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Colebrook (NH)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Columbia (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pittsburg (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cones (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kidderville (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Upper Kidderville (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Georges (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Meriden Hill (NH)     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bungy (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clarksville (NH)     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tinkerville (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dixville Notch (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Happy Corner (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
North Stratford (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ervings Location (NH)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
The Glen (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Beatties (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Dixs Grant (NH)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Masons (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stratford (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy (NH)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Second College Grant (NH)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mapleton (NH)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Idlewilde (NH)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
The Hand (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Groveton (NH)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Percy (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Errol (NH)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Paris (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stark (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crystal (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Northumberland (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
West Milan (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dummer (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coos Junction (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lost Nation (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grange (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lancaster (NH)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Milan (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Copperville (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
South Lancaster (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Riverton (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Berlin (NH)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Baileys (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dalton (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jefferson (NH)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Scott (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cushman (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Starr King (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cascade (NH) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Canaan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- 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 Canaan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Canaan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9692, Longitude: -71.5770     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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