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Welcome to Providence ...

The city of Providence is located in Webster County<1>.

The location of Providence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Providence refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Providentian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Providence has a population of 2,992 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Providence.

Providence is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Providence is within the boundaries of the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Providence: 42450<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Providence had an population of 2,992 people. This is a decrease of 6.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Providence had a population of 3,193 people (or 23.44% of the total population of Webster County). This makes Providence the county's most populous community.

The population of Providence represents 0.07% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 101st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,193 people, the population of Providence decreased 11.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,611 people).

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

Communities Also Named Providence ...

While we believe that this Providence is located in Webster County, we know of another 6 Kentucky communities named Providence. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clark, Jessamine, Knox, Lawrence, Simpson and Trimble County.

Beyond Kentucky, there are 76 communities that are also named Providence - they are located in Alabama (8), Arizona, Arkansas (2), California (2), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), 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.

Communities near Providence ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Providence.

  • Madisonville [Hopkins County]
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    • Madisonville [Hopkins County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,656 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<8>
  • Marion [Crittenden County]
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    • Marion [Crittenden County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,850 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<8>
  • Dawson Springs [Hopkins County]
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    • Dawson Springs [Hopkins County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawson Springs<8>
  • Sturgis [Union County]
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    • Sturgis [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sebree [Webster County]
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      • Sebree [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebree<8>
    • Earlington [Hopkins County]
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      • Earlington [Hopkins County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earlington<8>
    • Clay [Webster County]
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      • Clay [Webster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,091 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<8>
    • Dixon [Webster County]
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      • Dixon [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 877 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
    • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mortons Gap
      • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mortons Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mortons Gap<8>
    • Hanson [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanson
      • Hanson [Hopkins County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanson<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Providence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Providence.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Providence.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Providence. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Providence, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Providence.

Adding Providence to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Providence in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Providence was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Providence on our Genealogy Page.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Webster County

About Kentucky

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 State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Webster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 city'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Providence.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Providence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Providence). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Providence or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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.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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ProvidenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3995, Longitude: -87.7506       In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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