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The location of Providence









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Providence.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Providence to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Providence to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Providence and extending to:

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Providence to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,817 miles [10,970.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,693 miles [7,552.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Providence ...

We have found 76 communities that share the name Providence.

While the name Providence is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 76 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Butler County

Our profile page for Providence, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Cullman County

Our profile page for Providence, Cullman County   [Map]

Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Southwest.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Providence, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Southwest.

Marengo County

Our profile page for Providence, Marengo County   [Map]

Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Southwest.

Pickens County

Our profile page for Providence, Pickens County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Pickens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Providence, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Providence, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Southwest.

Walker County

Our profile page for Providence, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Southwest.

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Providence, Yavapai County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Yavapai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Providence, Faulkner County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the West Southwest.

White County

Our profile page for Providence, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Providence, Nevada County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km] to the West Northwest.

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Providence, San Bernardino County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in San Bernardino County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Bradford County

Our profile page for Providence, Bradford County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Bradford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Polk County

Our profile page for Providence, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the South.

Union County

Our profile page for Providence, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the South.

Georgia

Grady County

Our profile page for Providence, Grady County   [Map]

Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Providence, Sumter County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sumter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Providence, Bureau County   [Map]

Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Indiana

Johnson County

Our profile page for Providence, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Providence, Butler County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Butler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jewell County

Our profile page for Providence, Jewell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Providence, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Providence, Jessamine County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jessamine County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Knox County

Our profile page for Providence, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Southwest.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Providence, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Southwest.

Simpson County

Our profile page for Providence, Simpson County   [Map]

Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the West Southwest.

Trimble County

Our profile page for Providence, Trimble County   [Map]

Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the West.

Webster County

Our profile page for Providence, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Providence, Jefferson Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jefferson Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Providence, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Providence, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the East.

Cecil County

Our profile page for Providence, Cecil County   [Map]

Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Talbot County

Our profile page for Providence, Talbot County   [Map]

Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the East.

Michigan

Presque Isle County

Our profile page for Providence, Presque Isle County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Presque Isle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Lac qui Parle County

Our profile page for Providence, Lac qui Parle County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the Northwest.

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Providence, Attala County   [Map]

Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Southwest.

Covington County

Our profile page for Providence, Covington County   [Map]

Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Southwest.

Forrest County

Our profile page for Providence, Forrest County   [Map]

Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Southwest.

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Providence, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the West.

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Providence, Dunklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West Southwest.

North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Providence, Caswell County   [Map]

Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Southeast.

Chatham County

Our profile page for Providence, Chatham County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Chatham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Granville County

Our profile page for Providence, Granville County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Southeast.

McDowell County

Our profile page for Providence, McDowell County   [Map]

Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the South.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Providence, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Providence, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Southeast.

Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Providence, Coshocton County

This community is historic.

Although located in Coshocton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Gallia County

Our profile page for Providence, Gallia County

This community is historic.

Although located in Gallia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lucas County

Our profile page for Providence, Lucas County   [Map]

Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Wood County

Our profile page for Providence, Wood County

This community is historic.

Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Providence

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Providence, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Providence, Lackawanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Providence, Providence County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Providence, Berkeley County   [Map]

Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Lexington County

Our profile page for Providence, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the South.

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Providence, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the South.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Providence, Sumter County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sumter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Providence, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Davidson County

Our profile page for Providence, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Grundy County

Our profile page for Providence, Grundy County   [Map]

Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the Southwest.

Lewis County

Our profile page for Providence, Lewis County   [Map]

Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the Southwest.

Madison County

Our profile page for Providence, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Providence, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Trousdale County

Our profile page for Providence, Trousdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Southwest.

Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Providence, Angelina County   [Map]

Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Floyd County

Our profile page for Providence, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the West.

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Providence, Fort Bend County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the Southwest.

Polk County

Our profile page for Providence, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Providence, Van Zandt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Van Zandt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Providence, Cache County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Providence, Chesapeake City

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Chesapeake City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Grayson County

Our profile page for Providence, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Halifax County

Our profile page for Providence, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Southeast.

Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Providence, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,929 miles [3,104.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Providence ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Apple Grove (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Providence   [Map]

Chestnut   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cottageville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Danstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Evans   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Evergreen Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Flatwoods   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gunville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Huntsville (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Parchment Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

School House (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Providence. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Mel Clark

Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at an age of 87.

Letart [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Providence

West Columbia [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Providence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<9>

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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 38.8084, Longitude: -81.8415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Providence to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.779 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.716 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.806 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Providence could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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<9>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.

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