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(Beecher Falls)

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Canaan, Vermont, USA - Canaan House, Canaan, VT., 1907

Canaan is a town in Essex County, Vermont, United States. Canaan contains the village of Beecher Falls, located at the confluence of the Connecticut River and Halls Stream.



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Canaan House, Canaan, VT., 1907
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Canaan House, Canaan, VT., 1907
North Main Street, Canaan, Vt.
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North Main Street, Canaan, Vt.
Canaan Line House
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High School Building, Canaan, Vt.
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High School Building, Canaan, Vt.
Looking Towards Canaan, Vt. from Canaan Line House
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Looking Towards Canaan, Vt. from Canaan Line House
Leach Stream, Canaan, Vt.
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Leach Stream, Canaan, Vt.
Main Street Looking North, Canaan, Vt.
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Recreational Lodge at the Marshall Camps, Lake Wallace, Canaan, Vt.
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Recreational Lodge at the Marshall Camps, Lake Wallace, Canaan, Vt.

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1839 - Canaan
Canaan, Vermont
Essex county. Bounded N. by Canada, and E. by Stewartstown, N.H.; 31 miles N. from Guildhall, and 112 N.E. from Montpelier. First settled 1785. Population, 1830, 373. The land in this town is broken and cold. Leed's pond produces an abundance of fish. Canaan produces more fish that grain.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
2023 - If you're planning a visit to Canaan, here's a list of places to go and things to do in the area:
Lake Wallace: This serene lake is a great spot for fishing, boating, and picnicking. It's also a lovely place to take a leisurely stroll along the shore or enjoy a peaceful afternoon by the water.

Canaan State Forest: If you're a nature enthusiast, you'll want to explore Canaan State Forest. There are hiking trails that lead through the forest, offering a chance to immerse yourself in Vermont's wilderness. Keep an eye out for local wildlife and enjoy the tranquility of the woods.

Hiking: Canaan and its surrounding areas offer a variety of hiking opportunities. The Appalachian Trail passes through nearby Stratton Mountain, providing hikers with beautiful views and a chance to connect with nature. Additionally, there are numerous trails within the state forest and nearby parks.

Mountain Biking: If you're into mountain biking, there are some excellent trails in the region. The combination of rugged terrain and scenic beauty makes it a popular destination for... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Canaan, Vermont, USA

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male ancestorSamuel FRIZZELL (2 April 1700, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA* - 9 August 1780, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))
male ancestorBenjamin FRIZZELL (1748, Vernon, Vermont, USA - 1819, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))
female ancestorMary ROWLEY (2 September 1774, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 30 March 1861, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))
female ancestorEunice GOODWIN (1830, , New Hampshire, USA - 13 May 1921, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))
male ancestorZachee COUTURIER (October 28, 1851, Van Buren, Maine, USA - January 30, 1937, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))
male ancestorAdelbert ELLIS (15 May 1852, Coaticook, Québec, Canada - 26 March 1909, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))
female ancestorElisabelle BERGERON (September, 1, 1859, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) - March 16, 1929, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))
female ancestorCésarie COUTURE (January 15, 1860, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - April 7, 1922, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))
photo of Albert GRONDINAlbert GRONDIN (August 1 1889, Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Québec, Canada - April 18 1971, Canaan, Vermont, USA (Beecher Falls))

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