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Welcome to Canfield ...

Canfield is located in Braxton County<1>.

Canfield is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Canfield: (304) and (681)<3>

Adding Canfield to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Canfield elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Canfield on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Canfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Canfield: This one is located in Braxton County and the other is located in Randolph County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 9 communities that are also named Canfield - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio and Ontario.

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

Communities near Canfield ...

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

  • Sutton [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Canfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<6>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
  • Burnsville [Braxton County]
  • Cowen [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
    • Cowen [Webster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Canfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Canfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<6>
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Canfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Canfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Canfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Canfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canfield ...

Looking for more information about Canfield? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Canfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Canfield.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Braxton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Canfield) 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 Canfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5944, Longitude: -80.7542    
<5>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.
<6>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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