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Providence, Mississippi
(Covington County)

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Welcome to Providence ...

Providence is located in Covington 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 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Providence: (601) & (769)<5>

Websites for Providence ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.covingtonchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Providence, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Providence ...

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

  • Ellisville [Jones County]
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    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<7>
  • Collins [Covington County]
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    • Collins [Covington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the west of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<7>
  • Sumrall [Lamar County]
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    • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<7>
  • Taylorsville [Smith County]
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    • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville 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 Taylorsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
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      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Soso [Jones County]
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      • Soso [Jones County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
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    • Mize [Smith County]
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      • Mize [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<7>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
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      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<7>
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
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      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Providence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Providence
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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.

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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 Covington, 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>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 31.6404, Longitude: -89.5056       In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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