Cana, California

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Coordinates: 39°50′25″N 121°59′39″W / 39.84028°N 121.99417°W / 39.84028; -121.99417

Cana is located in California
Location in California
Cana is located in the United States
Cana (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°50′25″N 121°59′39″W / 39.84028°N 121.99417°W / 39.84028; -121.99417
CountryUnited States
CountyButte County
Elevation167 ft (51 m)

Cana (formerly, Missouri Bend)[1] is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California. It lies at an elevation of 167 feet (51 m). A post office operated in Cana from 1871 to 1913, with brief closures in 1895 and 1900.[2] In the 1870s, the community was on the stage coach routes from Chico; the population then was about 100, mostly farmers growing wheat.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cana, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 207. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Crofutt, George A. (1878). Crofutt's New Overland Tourist and Pacific Coast Guide. The Overland Publishing Company. p. 197.

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