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Providence, Mississippi
(Attala County)

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Welcome to Providence ...

Providence is located in Attala 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>

Providence is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Providence: (662)

Communities Also Named Providence ...

While we believe that this Providence is located in Attala County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Providence. Those communities are located in the following counties: Covington and Forrest County.

Beyond Mississippi, 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), Kentucky (7), Louisiana, Maryland (4), Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

  • Kosciusko [Attala County]
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    • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<6>
  • Weir [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
    • Weir [Choctaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<6>
  • Ethel [Attala County]
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    • Ethel [Attala County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
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  • French Camp [Choctaw County]
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    • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp 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 French Camp<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McCool [Attala County]
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      • McCool [Attala County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
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    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Noxapater [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxapater
      • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxapater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxapater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxapater<6>
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the south of Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<6>
    • Louisville [Winston County]
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      • Louisville [Winston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<6>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Providence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Providence.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Attala, 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 community'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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Providence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Providence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0493, Longitude: -89.4151       In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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