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Providence, Alabama
(Butler County)

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1890 Communities Near 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 Providence in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Providence.

Awin   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Providence
 - Awin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bolling   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
 
Bowles   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Providence
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler Springs   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Butler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapman   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Commerce   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Commerce had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forest Home   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Georgiana   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Glasgow   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Providence
 - Glasgow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenville   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 2,806 people (with 7,845 people in 2015)
 - Greenville had a post office and railroad service
 
Harmony   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Providence
 - Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herbert   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Herbert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Industry   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Providence
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manningham   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monterey   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oaky Streak   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Apple   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 126 people in 2015)
 - Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
 
Riley   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Providence
 - Riley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Searcy   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Searcy had a post office and railroad service
 
Shacklesville   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Providence
 - Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shell   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Providence
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skinnerton   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Providence
 - Skinnerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starlington   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Providence
 - Starlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turnbull   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Turnbull had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilcox   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Providence
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office

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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 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Providence. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Providence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7221, Longitude: -86.8228     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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