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The location of Providence









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Providence.

This page contains six sections:

Around Providence ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Greensboro. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the south of Providence. Greensboro has a population of 290,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winston-Salem. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of Providence and has a population of 245,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Providence and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Archdale   [Map]   11,518   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Burlington   [Map]   53,077   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Clemmons   [Map]   20,420   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Eden   [Map]   15,041   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Graham   [Map]   14,814   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
High Point   [Map]   111,513   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kernersville   [Map]   24,386   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lewisville   [Map]   13,913   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Mebane   [Map]   14,973   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Reidsville   [Map]   13,857   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Summerfield   [Map]   11,198   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   26,615   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Danville (VA)   [Map]   41,130   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Martinsville (VA)   [Map]   13,142   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Belmont   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
College Village   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairview   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gold Hill   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,134   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mayodan   [Map]   2,409   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Meadow Summit   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Norwood   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shiloh   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Stoneville   [Map]   1,249   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wentworth   [Map]   2,713   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chatmoss (VA)   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Horse Pasture (VA)   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ridgeway (VA)   [Map]   701   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sandy Level (VA)   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Providence, please visit our County-by-County Page for Providence.

Rockingham County ...

Providence is located in Rockingham County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rockingham County: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Stokes, Henry (VA) & Pittsylvania (VA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Providence ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Providence.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Providence. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of North Carolina

    North Carolina Tourism
    Parks for North Carolina

    Fishing in North Carolina
    Hunting in North Carolina


National Park Service (NPS) sites in North Carolina

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in North Carolina

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in North Carolina

Airports Near Providence ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Providence.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Rockingham Co. Airport  (ICAO: KSIF)   [Map]   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Blue Ridge Airport (ICAO: KMTV)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Meadow Brook Fld. (FAA ID: N63)   [Map]   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Piedmont Triad Intl.  (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Danville Rgnl. (DAN/KDAN)   [Map]   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Smith Reynolds Airport  (INT/KINT)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Providence.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Providence. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Piedmont Triad Intl.  (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Raleigh - Durham Intl.  (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]   SE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.  (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]   SW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Fayetteville Rgnl.  (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]   SSE   115 miles [185.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Smith Reynolds Airport  (INT/KINT)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   N   59 miles [95 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl. (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   NNE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Concord Rgnl. (ICAO: KJQF)   [Map]   SW   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Rockingham Co. Airport  (ICAO: KSIF)   [Map]   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Blue Ridge Airport (ICAO: KMTV)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Meadow Brook Fld. (FAA ID: N63)   [Map]   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Danville Rgnl. (DAN/KDAN)   [Map]   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Piedmont Triad Intl.   (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]
  Website for Piedmont Triad International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh - Durham Intl.   (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh - Durham International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rocky Mount - Wilson Rgnl.   (RWI/KRWI)   [Map]
  Website for Rocky Mount - Wilson Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockingham Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSIF)   [Map]
  Website for Rockingham County - Shiloh Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blue Ridge Airport   (ICAO: KMTV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Danville Rgnl.   (DAN/KDAN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington - Alamance Rgnl.   (ICAO: KBUY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mount Airy / Surry Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMWK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Person Co. Airport   (ICAO: KTDF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.   (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
  Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Asheboro Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHBI)   [Map]
  Website for Asheboro Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Horace Williams Airport   (ICAO: KIGX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
  Website for Twin County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Rgnl.   (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]
  Website for Fayetteville Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenville Airport   (GSP/KGSP)   [Map]
  Website for Greenville - Spartanburg Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Smith Reynolds Airport   (INT/KINT)   [Map]
  Website for Smith Reynolds Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Concord Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJQF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Providence.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Providence) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 Providence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4737, Longitude: -79.8286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Providence), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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