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Canaan, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Canaan, Connecticut, USA? 

Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Canaan is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,081 at the 2000 census. The town of Canaan is often referred to locally by the name of its principal constituent village, Falls Village.

Once there was a dream that Falls Village would become an industrial mecca. It would be fueled with an abundance of hydropower thanks to miles of stone canals running along the Housatonic River at the great Falls. Those canals (along with much of Falls Village) were built up over the course of several years. In 1851, the canals finally opened. The crowds cheered, the water flowed, and everything leaked ...

...Thanks to that dream and the fact that it died, Falls Village lives on - much as it was in 1851.wikipedia


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Canaan, Connecticut, USA - Main Street looking East, Canaan, Conn.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Main Street looking East, Canaan, Conn.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA - The Canfiled. Canaan, Conn.

Home of Canfield Lime Co.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA

The Canfiled. Canaan, Conn.

Home of Canfield Lime Co.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA - Housatonic River. Near Canaan, Conn.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Housatonic River. Near Canaan, Conn.

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In 1738 the area now known as Canaan—and also as Falls Village to its residents—was sold at auction in New London as part of the Western Lands sale.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ canaan/
1819 - Canaan
Canaan, a considerable post township, is situated in the northwestern section of the county, 41...Read MORE...

News  1858 - Accident
At Canaan, Ct., on the 17th, a bright little boy of eight years, son of Edwin Ives, while playing...Read MORE...

1859
CANAAN, a township of Litchfield co., in the state of Connecticut, 42 m. NW of Hartford. Pop. 2,166.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
News  1896 - IN A BURNING CAR.
Narrow Escape of Four Railroad Men Last Night.

Canaan, Conn., Jan. 9. - Word was received here...Read MORE...

News  1903 - BURGLARS TURN INCENDIARIES.
In Blowing Open Canaan (Conn.) Post Office Safe They Start a $10,000 Fire and Escape.

Special to ...Read MORE...

News  1913 - COLLISION ON NEW HAVEN.
Eight Passengers Hurt, One Mortally, in Wreck at Canaan.
Special to The New York Times.

CANAAN, ...Read MORE...

1916
Canaan, ka'nan, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co.. Conn., on the Housatonic River. Pop. in...Read MORE...

News  1923 - BRAKEMAN FALLS TO HIS DEATH IN CANAAN, CONN.
CANAAN, Conn. June 6 - Nicholas Mathias, 30, a brakeman on the Central New England railroad was...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bacon
flag  Andrew BACON (1 November 1791, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 6 November 1875, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Lucy BACON (1794, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 20 March 1867, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)

Bourdman
flag  Wells BOURDMAN (1830, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - February 1852, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Daley
flag  Eugene DALEY (1862, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 6 November 1880, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Decker
flag  John DECKER (1852, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 1 December 1878, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Dunham
flag  Harvey DUNHAM (1791, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 13 February 1872, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  James DUNHAM (1788, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 30 December 1873, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Elton
flag  Honora B ELTON (1794, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 3 December 1870, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Fellows
flag  George FELLOWS (1803, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 10 April 1857, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Fox
flag  Hannah FOX (1819, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 7 March 1866, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Hinman
flag  Henry L HINMAN (1816, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 5 September 1867, Alford, Massachusetts, USA)

Hollibird
flag  Charles HOLLIBIRD (1788, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 28 March 1856, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Hubbard
flag  Charlotte HUBBARD (1820, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 24 December 1870, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)

Hunthy
flag  Mary Ann HUNTHY (1817, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 29 December 1865, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

Landon
flag  Charlotte LANDON (1813, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 12 June 1848, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Mars
flag  James MARS (1790, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 27 May 1880, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Mitchell
flag  Justus MITCHELL (8 September 1754, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 24 September 1806, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Partridge
flag  James PARTRIDGE (3 August 1774, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 23 September 1854, Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
US Civil War Soldiers flag  John PARTRIDGE (29 February 1824, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 10 August 1874, Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Peck
flag  William PECK (1788, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 28 March 1866, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Pratt
flag  Louisa PRATT (1780, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 12 February 1864, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Root
flag  Lidasuy ROOT (1778, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 15 April 1849, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Sardam
flag  Harlow SARDAM (1830, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 10 August 1848, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)
 

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