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1890 Communities Near Canaan Heights ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Canaan Heights in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Canaan Heights.

Bayard   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 272 people in 2016)
 - Bayard had a post office and railroad service
 
Bismarck   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Bismarck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bretz   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Canaan Heights
 - Bretz had a post office and railroad service
 
Coketon   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan Heights
 - Coketon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cortland   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cortland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 918 people (with 655 people in 2016)
 - Davis had a post office and railroad service
 
Dobbin   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Heights
 - Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
 
Dryfork   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canaan Heights
 - Dryfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eglon   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Eglon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Pendleton (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - Fort Pendleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gorman (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan Heights
 - Gorman had railroad service and no post office
 
Gormania   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan Heights
 - Gormania had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hendricks   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 212 people (with 265 people in 2016)
 - Hendricks had a post office and railroad service
 
Hopeville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horse Shoe Run   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Horse Shoe Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jordan Run   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Jordan Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lead Mine   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parsons   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,423 people in 2016)
 - Parsons had a post office and railroad service
 
Sell   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan Heights
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 562 people in 2016)
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
William   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan Heights
 - William had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Heights
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Heights
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilsonia   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Heights
 - Wilsonia had a post office and railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Canaan Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Canaan Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canaan Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0982, Longitude: -79.4306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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