Place:Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States

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NameCanaan
TypeTown
Coordinates42.4°N 73.433°W
Located inColumbia, New York, United States
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Canaan is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States. The population was 1,710 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Canaan is in the northeast part of the county.

History

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The first settlers arrived around 1759. The town was founded in 1772 as "Kings District." The name was changed to "Canaan" in 1788. One of the oldest sections of Canaan is Frisbie Street, settled in 1770 by Gideon Frisbie, who emigrated from Canaan, Connecticut. Frisbie Street fronts what was once the Albany-Boston stagecoach route.

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  • Outstanding guide to Canaan family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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