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Our Genealogy Helper for Providence ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Providence (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Providence. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Providence is located in Adams County.

To see how the shape of Washington's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Adams County: Franklin, Grant, Lincoln & Whitman.

Below are the counties that are near Providence. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Providence:

  • Adams County     (The home county of Providence)
    • Lind [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
      • Lind [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lind<2>
    • Cunningham [Adams County]
    • Hatton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<2>
    • Othello [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Othello
      • Othello [Adams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Othello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Othello<2>
    • Ritzville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritzville
      • Ritzville [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritzville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ritzville<2>
    • Washtucna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washtucna
      • Washtucna [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washtucna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washtucna<2>
  • Columbia County
    • Starbuck [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starbuck
      • Starbuck [Columbia County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starbuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck<2>
  • Franklin County
    • Connell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connell
      • Connell [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,503 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connell<2>
    • Kahlotus [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahlotus
      • Kahlotus [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahlotus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahlotus<2>
    • Mesa [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
      • Mesa [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<2>
    • Windust [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windust
      • Windust [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windust
    • Basin City [Franklin County]
    • Eltopia [Franklin County]
  • Grant County
    • Warden [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warden
      • Warden [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,834 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warden<2>
    • Ruff [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruff
      • Ruff [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Providence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruff
    • Moses Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moses Lake
      • Moses Lake [Grant County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moses Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moses Lake<2>
    • Krupp [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krupp
      • Krupp [Grant County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krupp
    • Wilson Creek [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Creek
      • Wilson Creek [Grant County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson Creek<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Odessa [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odessa
      • Odessa [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odessa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odessa<2>
  • Walla Walla County
    • Magallon [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magallon
      • Magallon [Walla Walla County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Providence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magallon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magallon
  • Whitman County
    • Hooper [Whitman County]
    • LaCrosse [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaCrosse
      • LaCrosse [Whitman County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaCrosse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaCrosse<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Providence, see our County-by-County Page for Providence.

Newspapers Published in Providence ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Providence.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Providence, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Providence.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Providence:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Providence ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Providence.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Providence covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Kansas Prairie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kansas Prairie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kansas Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas Prairie Cemetery
  • Lind Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lind Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lind Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lind Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Providence.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind Cemetery
  • Hatton Cemetery
  • Michigan Prairie Cemetery
  • Delight Cemetery
  • Paha Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paha Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paha Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Paha Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Providence.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paha Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sunset Memorial Gardens
    • Paradise Flats Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paradise Flats Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paradise Flats Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Paradise Flats Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Flats Cemetery
    • Connell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Connell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Connell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Connell Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connell Cemetery
    • American Legion Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
      • Lakeview Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Providence.
      • Lakeview Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Kahlotus Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
    • Bemis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bemis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bemis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bemis Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bemis Cemetery
    • Kappel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kappel Cemetery
      • Kappel Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kappel Cemetery
    • Washtucna Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
    • Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Memorial Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Providence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Providence had railroad service and no post office.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Providence, with the one closest to Providence listed first.

  • Providence [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence [Adams County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Providence
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Providence had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Lind [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
    • Lind [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lind had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lind<2>
  • Hatton [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
    • Hatton [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hatton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<2>
  • Paha [Adams County] - Historic
    • While Paha was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paha
    • Paha [Adams County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Providence
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Paha had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Connell [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connell
    • Connell [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,503 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Connell had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connell<2>
  • Sulphur [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
    • Sulphur [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Providence
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sulphur had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur
  • Continue List ...
    • Fletcher [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Providence
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fletcher had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Kahlotus [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahlotus
      • Kahlotus [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Providence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kahlotus had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahlotus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahlotus<2>
    • Bemis [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bemis
      • Bemis [Adams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Providence
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bemis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bemis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bemis
    • Washtucna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washtucna
      • Washtucna [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Providence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washtucna had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washtucna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washtucna<2>
    • Ritzville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritzville
      • Ritzville [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Providence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 619 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ritzville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritzville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ritzville<2>
    • Hooper [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooper
      • Hooper [Whitman County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Providence
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hooper had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hooper<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Providence. See our List of 1890's Communities around Providence.

Mentions & References for Providence

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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 Adams County: www.co.adams.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9121, Longitude: -118.7347       In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Providence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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