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1890 Communities Near Old 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 Old Providence in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Old Providence.

Alexander City   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South (S) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,773 people in 2016)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
 
Almond   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashland   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,971 people in 2016)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluff Springs   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chandler Springs   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cowpens   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Old Providence
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crewsville   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daviston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 209 people in 2016)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emuckfaw   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Old Providence
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibsonville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Providence
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 53 people in 2016)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodwater   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,324 people in 2016)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
 
Hackneyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hanover   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Providence
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchet Creek   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Old Providence
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollins   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 422 people
 - Hollins had a post office and railroad service
 
Island Home   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksons' Gap   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 801 people in 2016)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
 
Kellyton   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 197 people in 2016)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
 
Lineville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,306 people in 2016)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matilda   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mellow Valley   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millerville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Old Providence
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Olive   (Coosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Site   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 754 people in 2016)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tohopeka   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Old Providence
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zana   (Tallapoosa County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Old Providence
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana 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 Old 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 stretches from Old Providence. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old Providence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Providence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0965, Longitude: -85.9222     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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