Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

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Annan is a town in Dumfries and Galloway

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Annan within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Annan in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Annan.-- par., parl. and royal burgh, seaport, and market town, S. Dumfries-shire, on river Annan, near its mouth, 12 miles SE. of Dumfries by rail -- par., 10,915 ac., pop. 5516; parl. burgh, pop. 3366: royal burgh, pop. 4523; 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. It is an ancient town, and was the residence of the Bruce family. It carries on mfrs. of cotton and ropes, and has some shipping, and the port is sometimes called Annan-Waterfoot. Edward Irving (1792-1834), the famous preacher, was born here. The burgh unites with Dumfries, Lochmaben, Sanquhar, and Kirkcudbright in returning 1 member to Parl.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Annandale, the mid. of the 3 divs. of Dumfries-shire, comprising the valley of the river Annan, about 30 miles long, and from 15 to 18 miles broad. is a Good Stuff website.