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1890 Communities Near Canaan ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Canaan had a post office and no railroad service.

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Canaan
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyd   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duffy   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Duffy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Canaan
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenchton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Frenchton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hacker Valley   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hacker Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Canaan
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hettie   (Braxton County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Canaan
 - Hettie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ireland   (Lewis County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Ireland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canaan
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Wildcat   (Lewis County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Little Wildcat was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Little Wildcat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton   (Webster County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Canaan
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palace Valley   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Canaan
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Canaan
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pugh   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Canaan
 - Pugh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Replete   (Webster County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Canaan
 - Replete had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canaan
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Canaan
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Canaan
 - Sellers had a post office and no 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, 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 starting from Canaan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canaan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7445, Longitude: -80.2956     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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