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Providence, Alabama
(Marengo County)

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Welcome to Providence ...

The town of Providence is located in Marengo County.

When the people of Providence refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Providentian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Providence has a population of 214 people<2> (see below for details).

Providence is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Providence lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Providence is located in the (334) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Providence had a population of 223 people. This makes Providence the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 223 people, the population of Providence decreased 28.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 311 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Providence had an population of 214 people. This is a decrease of 4.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 31.19% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Providence.

Communities near Providence ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2015
Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dayton   [Map]   50   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,148   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Faunsdale   [Map]   94   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Myrtlewood   [Map]   124   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pennington   [Map]   210   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Providence.

Communities Also Named Providence ...

While we believe that this Providence is located in Marengo County, we know of another 7 Alabama communities named Providence. Those communities are located in the following counties: Butler, Cullman, Jefferson, Pickens, Randolph, Talladega and Walker County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 76 communities that are also named Providence - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas (2), California (2), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (7), Louisiana, Maryland (4), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri (2), North Carolina (6), Ohio (4), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina (4), Tennessee (7), Texas (5), Utah, Virginia (3), Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Providence.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Providence. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Providence. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Providence.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Providence:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Providence ...

Looking for more information about Providence? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Providence? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Providence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Providence.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Providence. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marengo County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Providence. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Providence refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Providence may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Providence.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Providence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Providence. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Providence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3424, Longitude: -87.7761     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Providence.


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