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Our Genealogy Helper for New Providence ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about New Providence (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for New Providence. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

New Providence is located in Newton County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Newton County: Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Scott & Smith.

Below are the counties that are near New Providence. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Providence:

  • Newton County     (The home county of New Providence)
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<2>
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<2>
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<2>
    • Pine Bluff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Newton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Six Towns [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Towns
      • Six Towns [Newton County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lucern [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucern
      • Lucern [Newton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucern
    • Conehatta [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conehatta
      • Conehatta [Newton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conehatta
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<2>
  • Clarke County
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<2>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
    • Quitman [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Clarke County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<2>
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
  • Jasper County
    • Fellowship [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fellowship
      • Fellowship [Jasper County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fellowship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Fellowship:
      • Masengale
      • Fellowship has also been known as:
      • Old Fellowship
    • Rose Hill [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Garlandsville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garlandsville
      • Garlandsville [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garlandsville
    • Penantly [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penantly
      • Penantly [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penantly
    • Orange [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Baxter [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
      • Baxter [Jasper County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
    • Verba [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verba
      • Verba [Jasper County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
    • Gridley [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gridley
      • Gridley [Jasper County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
    • Success [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Jasper County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Ras [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ras
      • Ras [Jasper County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ras
    • Fouke [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Jasper County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McNeal [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeal
      • McNeal [Jasper County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
  • Jones County
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
  • Kemper County
    • De Kalb [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
      • De Kalb [Kemper County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Kalb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Kalb<2>
  • Lauderdale County
    • Suqualena [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suqualena
      • Suqualena [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suqualena
    • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellieburg
      • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellieburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellieburg
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<2>
    • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<2>
    • Martin [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Bailey [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
    • Marion [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Lauderdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<2>
    • Vimville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vimville
      • Vimville [Lauderdale County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vimville
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Whynot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynot
      • Whynot [Lauderdale County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynot
    • Smith [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Lauderdale County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
  • Leake County
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<2>
  • Neshoba County
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<2>
    • House [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
      • House [Neshoba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on House
    • Neshoba [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neshoba
      • Neshoba [Neshoba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neshoba
    • Tucker [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Neshoba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<2>
  • Scott County
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<2>
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<2>
  • Smith County
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
  • Choctaw County (AL)
    • Lisman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisman
      • Lisman [Choctaw County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisman
  • Sumter County (AL)
    • Cuba [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Sumter County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Former name for Cuba:
      • Cuba Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
    • York [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Sumter County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Former names for York:
      • New York Station
      • York Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to New Providence, see our County-by-County Page for New Providence.

Newspapers Published in New Providence ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Providence.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Providence, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Providence.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to New Providence:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near New Providence ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Providence.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for New Providence covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Marks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
  • Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Vernon Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Ferguson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ferguson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ferguson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferguson Cemetery
  • McGee Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McGee Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McGee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGee Cemetery
  • Goodwater Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodwater Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodwater Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwater Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Carmon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmon Cemetery
    • Tunnel Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tunnel Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tunnel Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Hill Cemetery
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Hickory Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hickory Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of New Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Cemetery
    • Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spring Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill Cemetery
    • Fairchild Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairchild Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairchild Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairchild Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of New Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchild Cemetery
    • Gordon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gordon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gordon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gordon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of New Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Cemetery
    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Johnson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
    • Old Good Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Good Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Good Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Good Hope Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Good Hope Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find New Providence in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Providence.

These communities are listed based on their distance from New Providence, with the one closest to New Providence listed first.

  • Graham [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Graham had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • Hickory [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 294 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickory had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Gap
    • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lost Gap had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Gap
  • Roscoe [Newton County] - Historic
    • While Roscoe was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
    • Roscoe [Newton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roscoe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hookston [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookston
    • Hookston [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hookston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookston
  • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<2>
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    • Fellowship [Jasper County] - Historic
      • While Fellowship was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fellowship
      • Fellowship [Jasper County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of New Providence
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fellowship had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fellowship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Fellowship:
      • Masengale
      • Fellowship has also been known as:
      • Old Fellowship
    • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of New Providence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,624 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,347 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meridian had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<2>
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Providence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Decatur had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<2>
    • Bailey [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Providence
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
    • Battlefield [Newton County] - Historic
      • While Battlefield was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battlefield
      • Battlefield [Newton County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of New Providence
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Battlefield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of New Providence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<2>
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Providence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,130 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Enterprise had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<2>
    • Garlandsville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garlandsville
      • Garlandsville [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Garlandsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garlandsville
    • Penantly [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penantly
      • Penantly [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Providence
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Penantly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penantly

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around New Providence. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Providence.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Providence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3576, Longitude: -88.9206       In this case, the coordinates for New Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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 New Providence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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