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New Providence, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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1890 Communities Near New Providence ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find New Providence in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of New Providence.

Alexander City   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,718 people in 2015)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
 
Bentleyville   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Providence
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluff Springs   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cowpens   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from New Providence
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crewsville   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emuckfaw   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Providence
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibsonville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Providence
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodwater   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,343 people in 2015)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
 
Hackneyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hanover   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from New Providence
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchet Creek   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from New Providence
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hissop   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollins   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 422 people
 - Hollins had a post office and railroad service
 
Island Home   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksons' Gap   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 802 people in 2015)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
 
Kellyton   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
 
Matilda   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mellow Valley   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millerville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Providence
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Olive   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Site   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nixburg   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockford   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 449 people in 2015)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stewartville   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Stewartville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tohopeka   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Providence
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zana   (Tallapoosa County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from New Providence
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Providence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in New Providence. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Providence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Providence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0190, Longitude: -85.9852     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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