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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.

Bowdon (GA)   (Carroll County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 2,072 people in 2015)
 - Bowdon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cambridge   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Providence
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornhouse   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frolona (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - Frolona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graham   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Providence
 - Graham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haywood   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Shoals   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hightower   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joel (GA)   (Carroll County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Providence
 - Joel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamar   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lofty   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Providence
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mabry (GA)   (Carroll County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mabry was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Providence
 - Mabry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Micaville   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Providence
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milner   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Providence
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Providence
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Omaha   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Omaha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Potash   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Providence
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockalo (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Providence
 - Rockalo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockdale   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Providence
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson (GA)   (Heard County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Providence
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Victory (GA)   (Carroll County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Victory had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldrep   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Providence
 - Waldrep had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wedowee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Providence
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 809 people in 2015)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wehadkee   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Providence
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
 
West   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Providence
 - West had a post office and no railroad service

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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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting 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: 33.3990, Longitude: -85.3736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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