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Providence, North Carolina
(McDowell County)

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Welcome to Providence ...

Providence is located in McDowell 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 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Providence lies within the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Providence ...

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

  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<6>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
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    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>
  • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
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    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<6>
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
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    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
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      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<6>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<6>
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
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      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<6>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
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      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<6>
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
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      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<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 North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including McDowell, 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 things 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 for your convenience: 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: 35.6365, Longitude: -82.0512       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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