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Canaan

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Canaan
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
24
Year Established:
1738
Year Incorporated:
1739
Form of Government:
Selectmen-Board of Finance-Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
107 Main Street
Falls Village, CT 06031
(860) 824-0707
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Web Address:
www.canaanfallsvillage.org/

History Brief:
This area was part of the Western Lands (Goshen, Colebrook, Kent, Hartland, Norfolk, Canaan, Cornwall, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Barkhamsted, Harwinton, Winchester and New Hartford) made over to Hartford and Windsor in 1686 to save them from being taken by the Royal Gov. Andros. In October 1737 the General Court enacted that all the townships of the Western Lands, hastily laid claim to by the Connecticut Colony be disposed of and settled. The land now comprising Canaan was sold at auction in January 1738. Canaan was named and incorporated in May 1738. This is one of six towns (Cornwall, Canaan, Salisbury, Norfolk, Goshen, Kent) in Litchfield County that were named together in 1738. The Town of North Canaan was set off and incorporated from Canaan in 1858. Town vital records begin 1737.
Barbour collection records cover 1739-1852.

   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Falls Village
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (7)
Year:1756
Population:1100

Year:1800
Population:2137

Year:1850
Population:2627

Year:1900
Population:820

Year:1950
Population:708

Year:2000
Population:1081

Year:2010
Population:1234
 
Founding Families (7)
Surname:Beebe

Surname:Belden

Surname:Dutcher

Surname:Hogoboom

Surname:Holcombe

Surname:Hollenbeck

Surname:Lawrence
 
Cemeteries (12)
Name:Barrack Mountain Cemetery
Location:Music Mountain RD

Name:Grassy Hill Cemetery/Catherine E. Hunt Memorial Cemetery
Location:Route 126, near the junction of Sand RD

Name:Hollabird & Kellogg Cemetery
Location:Canaan Mountain

Name:Lines Cemetery
Location:near Dublin RD, Pickens Farms

Name:Lower City Cemetery
Location:Under Mountain RD

Name:Munson Cemetery
Location:Canaan Mountain

Name:Phelps Cemetery
Location:Canaan Mountain

Name:Root Cemetery
Location:Steep RD

Name:Sand Hill Cemetery
Location:Route 126 & Route 63

Name:St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Dublin RD

Name:Under Mountain Cemetery
Location:Under Mountain RD, near Barnes RD

Name:Wilcox Cemetery
Location:near Huntsville
 
Churches (1)
Name:Falls Village Congregational Church
Location:Beebe Hill RD
Website:thefv.cc/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (5)
Name:Falls Village

Name:Huntsville

Name:Lower City

Name:Pine Grove

Name:South Canaan
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:South Canaan Church
Location:Route 63 & Barnes RD
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (1)
Name:Lee H. Kellogg School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:Route 126
Website:www.kelloggschool.org/
 
Libraries (0)
No Data Available.
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Elizabeth Clark
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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