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Providence, Alabama
(Randolph 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 & Almanacs 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:

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Providence to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 599 miles [964 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 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

Butler County

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

Cullman County

Our profile page for Providence, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Providence, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the West

Marengo County

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

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.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Providence, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 40 miles [64.4 km] to the West Northwest

Walker County

Our profile page for Providence, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the West Northwest


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 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Providence, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the West Northwest

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Providence, Nevada County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,011 miles [3,236.4 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 414 miles [666.3 km] to the South Southeast

Union County

Our profile page for Providence, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Grady County

Our profile page for Providence, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South 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 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Johnson County

Our profile page for Providence, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 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 318 miles [511.8 km] to the North

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 253 miles [407.2 km] to the North Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Providence, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Providence, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the North Northwest

Trimble County

Our profile page for Providence, Trimble County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the North

Webster County

Our profile page for Providence, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the North Northwest

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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 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Providence, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast

Cecil County

Our profile page for Providence, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Providence, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 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 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Providence, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the West

Covington County

Our profile page for Providence, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West Southwest

Forrest County

Our profile page for Providence, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Providence, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the Northwest

Dunklin County

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

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Providence, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East 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 428 miles [688.8 km] to the East Northeast

McDowell County

Our profile page for Providence, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Providence, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Providence, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 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 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North

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 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Providence, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Providence, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Providence, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the East

Lexington County

Our profile page for Providence, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Providence, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East

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 191 miles [307.4 km] to the North Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for Providence, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the North Northwest

Grundy County

Our profile page for Providence, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the North Northwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Providence, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Providence, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the Northwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Providence, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the North Northwest

Trousdale County

Our profile page for Providence, Trousdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Providence, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the West Southwest

Floyd County

Our profile page for Providence, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the West

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Providence, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Providence, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the West Southwest

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 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the West 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 335 miles [539.1 km] to the Northeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for Providence, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Providence, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,971 miles [3,172 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Providence, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from 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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<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 312.818 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.279 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.755 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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