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Welcome to Providence Forge ...

Providence Forge is located in New Kent County<1>.

The location of Providence Forge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Providence Forge is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Providence Forge is located in the (804) area code.

Communities Also Named Providence Forge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Providence Forge - it's located in Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Providence Forge.

Communities near Providence Forge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Providence Forge.

  • Hopewell (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
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    • Hopewell lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Providence Forge and is located in Hopewell City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<5>
  • West Point (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Providence Forge and is located in King William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<5>
  • Claremont (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
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    • Claremont lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Providence Forge and is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
  • Ruthville (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
    • Ruthville lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Providence Forge and is located in Charles City County
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  • Charles City (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • New Kent (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Elko (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
    • Elko lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Providence Forge and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
  • Glendale (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Providence Forge and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
  • Kimages (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimages
    • Kimages lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Providence Forge and is located in Charles City County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimages have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimages
  • Windsor (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Providence Forge and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor

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 Forge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Providence Forge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Providence Forge. 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 Forge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Providence Forge. See our Newspapers Page for Providence Forge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Providence Forge ...

Looking for more information about Providence Forge? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Providence Forge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Providence Forge.

Adding Providence Forge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Providence Forge 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 Forge was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Providence Forge on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Providence Forge

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About New Kent County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Providence Forge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for New Kent County: www.co.new-kent.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including New Kent, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Providence Forge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Providence Forge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence Forge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4418, Longitude: -77.0436       In this case, the coordinates for Providence Forge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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