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Providence, Alabama
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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.

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Providence
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookwood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Providence
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Providence
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Providence
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Providence
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Providence
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Providence
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Providence
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Providence
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Providence
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Providence
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Providence
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Providence
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Providence
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Providence
 - Yolande had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Providence. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 33.4529, Longitude: -87.3000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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