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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in New Providence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Providence and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for New Providence:
    • 32.357643, -88.920608
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on New Providence
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named New Providence ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name New Providence.

Within Mississippi, the name New Providence is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Crenshaw County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of New Providence [Crenshaw County].
      • Tallapoosa County
      • This New Providence is located in Tallapoosa County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallapoosa County community of New Providence.
    • Georgia
      • Wilkinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of New Providence [Wilkinson County].
    • Illinois
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of New Providence [Greene County].
    • Indiana
      • Clark County
      • This New Providence is located in Clark County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<2> to the north northeast of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of New Providence.
    • Iowa
      • Hardin County
      • This New Providence is located in Hardin County and lies 723 miles [1,163.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of New Providence.
    • Kentucky
      • Calloway County
      • This New Providence is located in Calloway County and lies 290 miles [466.7 km]<2> to the north of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calloway County community of New Providence.
      • Clark County
      • This New Providence is located in Clark County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km] to the north northeast of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of New Providence.
    • New Jersey
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of New Providence [Union County].
    • North Carolina
      • Currituck County
      • This New Providence is located in Currituck County and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Currituck County community of New Providence.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This New Providence is located in Lancaster County and lies 879 miles [1,414.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of New Providence.
    • Tennessee
      • Loudon County
      • This New Providence is located in Loudon County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudon County community of New Providence.
      • Montgomery County
      • This New Providence is located in Montgomery County and lies 302 miles [486 km] to the north northeast of the New Providence that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of New Providence.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Providence ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chunky [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
    • Chunky [Newton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> 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<3>
  • Evergreen [Newton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Newton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of New Providence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Goodhope [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodhope
    • Goodhope [Newton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of New Providence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodhope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodhope
  • Graham [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of New Providence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
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    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Little Rock [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rock
      • Little Rock [Newton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Gap
      • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Gap
    • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellieburg
      • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellieburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellieburg
    • Paula [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paula
      • Paula [Newton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of New Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paula have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding New Providence. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Paul Lavon Davis     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 21, 1948 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday April 22, 2008 at the age of 60. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Lavon Davis<5>
    • John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday February 10, 1947 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 23, 2012 at the age of 65. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge<5>
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of New Providence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<5>
    • Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Friday March 11, 1949 at the age of 39. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair<5>
    • David Ruffin     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Saturday January 18, 1941 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 1, 1991 at the age of 50. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Ruffin<5>
    • James 'Skeeter' Webb     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Thursday November 4, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday July 8, 1986 at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Skeeter' Webb<5>
    • Al Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday June 19, 1939 and died in Fontana (California) on Monday April 21, 2008 at the age of 68. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Meridian is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of New Providence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Wilson<5>

How Far From New 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 New Providence to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in New Providence and extending to:

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    • Decatur, which is the Seat of Newton County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Providence to Decatur, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,406 miles [11,918.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,282 miles [8,500.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Providence. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that New Providence could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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 New Providence to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.871 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.512 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.375 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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