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1890 Communities Near Canaan Valley ...

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 Valley in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Canaan Valley.

Alpena   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Alpena had a post office and no railroad service
 
Auvil   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Auvil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bretz   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canaan Valley
 - Bretz had a post office and railroad service
 
Brushy Run   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Brushy Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coketon   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan Valley
 - Coketon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cortland   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cortland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davis   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 918 people (with 655 people in 2016)
 - Davis had a post office and railroad service
 
Dobbin   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Valley
 - Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
 
Dryfork   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canaan Valley
 - Dryfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Faulkner   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Canaan Valley
 - Faulkner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hendricks   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 212 people (with 265 people in 2016)
 - Hendricks had a post office and railroad service
 
Hopeville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horse Shoe Run   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Horse Shoe Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Job   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canaan Valley
 - Job had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jordan Run   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Jordan Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lead Mine   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macksville   (Pendleton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Macksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pansy   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Canaan Valley
 - Pansy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parsons   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,423 people in 2016)
 - Parsons had a post office and railroad service
 
Pettit   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pettit was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Canaan Valley
 - Pettit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Run   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Canaan Valley
 - Pleasant Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint George   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sell   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Valley
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 562 people in 2016)
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
William   (Tucker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Valley
 - William had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan Valley
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilson (MD)   (Garrett County (MD))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan Valley
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilsonia   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Canaan Valley
 - 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 Valley, 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Canaan Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Canaan Valley) 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 Canaan Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canaan Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0217, Longitude: -79.4675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan Valley have been estimated.

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