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Providence, Alabama
(Walker 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:

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Providence to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 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 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 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 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South Southeast

Cullman County

Our profile page for Providence, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 48 miles [77.2 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Providence, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 18 miles [29 km] to the South

Marengo County

Our profile page for Providence, Marengo County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the South 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.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Providence, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the East

Talladega County

Our profile page for Providence, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the East


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 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Providence, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Providence, Nevada County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 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 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Southeast

Union County

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

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Georgia

Grady County

Our profile page for Providence, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the 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 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Johnson County

Our profile page for Providence, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 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 337 miles [542.3 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 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Providence, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Providence, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North

Trimble County

Our profile page for Providence, Trimble County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North Northeast

Webster County

Our profile page for Providence, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 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 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Providence, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast

Cecil County

Our profile page for Providence, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Providence, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the East 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 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Providence, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the West Southwest

Covington County

Our profile page for Providence, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the Southwest

Forrest County

Our profile page for Providence, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Providence, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Northwest

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Providence, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Providence, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 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 520 miles [836.9 km] to the East Northeast

McDowell County

Our profile page for Providence, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Providence, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Providence, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East 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 564 miles [907.7 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 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Providence, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Providence, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Providence, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the East

Lexington County

Our profile page for Providence, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Providence, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 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 249 miles [400.7 km] to the Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for Providence, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the North

Grundy County

Our profile page for Providence, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Providence, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the North

Madison County

Our profile page for Providence, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the Northwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Providence, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northeast

Trousdale County

Our profile page for Providence, Trousdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Providence, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West Southwest

Floyd County

Our profile page for Providence, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the West

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Providence, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Providence, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 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 1,439 miles [2,315.8 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 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East Northeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for Providence, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Providence, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,869 miles [3,007.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Providence, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Northeast

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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.

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in 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: 33.7221, Longitude: -87.3339     [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 314.01 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.702 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.468 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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