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Providence, Alabama
(Butler County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From 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 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 Providence to:

  • Greenville [Map], which is the Seat of Butler County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Providence to Greenville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 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 7,339 miles [11,811 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,218 miles [8,397.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Providence ...

We have found 76 communities that share the name Providence.

Within Alabama, there are 7 communities which are also named Providence. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 69 communities in the United States and Canada - with 75 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Cullman County

Our profile page for Providence, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Providence, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North Northwest

Marengo County

Our profile page for Providence, Marengo County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Northwest

Pickens County

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Providence, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Northeast

Talladega County

Our profile page for Providence, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the North Northeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Providence, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the North


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Providence, Yavapai County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Yavapai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Providence, Faulkner County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Providence, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the Northwest

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Providence, Nevada County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,979 miles [3,184.9 km] to the West Northwest

San Bernardino County

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

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Florida

Bradford County

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

Polk County

Our profile page for Providence, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Southeast

Union County

Our profile page for Providence, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Grady County

Our profile page for Providence, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the East Southeast

Sumter County

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

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Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Providence, Bureau County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Johnson County

Our profile page for Providence, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the North

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Kansas

Butler County

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

Jewell County

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

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Providence, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the North Northeast

Jessamine County

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

Knox County

Our profile page for Providence, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Providence, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Providence, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the North

Trimble County

Our profile page for Providence, Trimble County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the North

Webster County

Our profile page for Providence, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

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

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Providence, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Providence, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Northeast

Cecil County

Our profile page for Providence, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Providence, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Presque Isle County

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

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Minnesota

Lac qui Parle County

Our profile page for Providence, Lac qui Parle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

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

Covington County

Our profile page for Providence, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the West

Forrest County

Our profile page for Providence, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Providence, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the North Northwest

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Providence, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Providence, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the Northeast

Chatham County

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

Granville County

Our profile page for Providence, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northeast

McDowell County

Our profile page for Providence, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Providence, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Providence, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Providence, Coshocton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Coshocton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Gallia County

Our profile page for Providence, Gallia County
This community is historic.
Although located in Gallia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lucas County

Our profile page for Providence, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the North Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Providence, Wood County
This community is historic.
Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Providence, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Providence, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Providence, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Providence, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East Northeast

Lexington County

Our profile page for Providence, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East Northeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Providence, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East Northeast

Sumter County

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

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Providence, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for Providence, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North

Grundy County

Our profile page for Providence, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North

Lewis County

Our profile page for Providence, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the North

Madison County

Our profile page for Providence, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North Northwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Providence, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North

Trousdale County

Our profile page for Providence, Trousdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Providence, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the West

Floyd County

Our profile page for Providence, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the West Northwest

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Providence, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Providence, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the West

Van Zandt County

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

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Providence, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

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

Grayson County

Our profile page for Providence, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for Providence, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Providence, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,980 miles [3,186.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Providence, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Providence. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<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 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 313.563 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.909 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.671 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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<8>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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