Canaan Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Canaan, NH
Canaan is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. It is the location of Mascoma State Forest.
Chartered in 1761 by Governor Benning Wentworth, the town was named after the hometown of many early settlers, Canaan, Connecticut, which had been named for the biblical land of Canaan. It was settled in the winter of 1766-1767 by John Scofield, who arrived with all his belongings on a hand sled.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 55.0 square miles, of which 53.2 sq mi is land and 1.8 sq mi is water, comprising 3.31% of the town. Canaan is drained by the Indian River and Mascoma River. Canaan Street Lake is in the center, and Goose Pond is in the northwest. Canaan lies almost fully within the Connecticut River watershed except for a tiny part of the northeast of the town, which is in the Merrimack River watershed.
As of the 2010 census, there were 3,909 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 1,279 households, and 929 families residing in the town. The population density was 62.4 people per square mile. There were 1,588 housing units at an average density of 29.8 per square mile.
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