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Providence, North Carolina
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Welcome to Providence ...

Providence is located in Granville 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 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Providence lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Providence: (919) and (984)<5>

Communities Also Named Providence ...

While we believe that this Providence is located in Granville County, we know of another 5 North Carolina communities named Providence. Those communities are located in the following counties: Caswell, Chatham, McDowell, Mecklenburg and Rockingham County.

Beyond North Carolina, 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, Mississippi (3), Missouri (2), 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.

  • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
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    • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<7>
  • Henderson [Vance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [Vance County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<7>
  • Oxford [Granville County]
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    • Oxford [Granville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<7>
  • Butner [Granville County]
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    • Butner [Granville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Providence
    • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Creedmoor [Granville County]
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      • Creedmoor [Granville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creedmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creedmoor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creedmoor<7>
    • Franklinton [Franklin County]
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      • Franklinton [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<7>
    • Youngsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<7>
    • Stem [Granville County]
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      • Stem [Granville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
    • Stovall [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
      • Stovall [Granville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Kittrell [Vance County]
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      • Kittrell [Vance County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittrell<7>

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.

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).

We also found Providence on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Granville County

About North Carolina

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 Granville County: www.granvillecounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Granville, 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 (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>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.If you need the driving distance, 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: 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: 36.2543, Longitude: -78.6617       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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