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New Providence, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for New Providence.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From New Providence to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as New Providence to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in New Providence to:

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Providence to Dadeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,541 miles [10,526.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,123 miles [8,244.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Providence ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name New Providence.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named New Providence. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 13 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for New Providence, Wilkinson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Wilkinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Greene County

Our profile page for New Providence, Greene County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for New Providence, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the North

Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for New Providence, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Calloway County

Our profile page for New Providence, Calloway County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the North Northwest

Clark County

Our profile page for New Providence, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for New Providence, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Union County

Our profile page for New Providence, Union County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Currituck County

Our profile page for New Providence, Currituck County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for New Providence, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Loudon County

Our profile page for New Providence, Loudon County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for New Providence, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from New Providence. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from New Providence to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.158 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.62 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.08 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Providence.



 
 
 

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