Providence, Caswell County, North Carolina

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Providence, North Carolina
Unincorporated community
Providence, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Providence, North Carolina
Providence, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°30′19″N 79°22′13″W / 36.50528°N 79.37028°W / 36.50528; -79.37028Coordinates: 36°30′19″N 79°22′13″W / 36.50528°N 79.37028°W / 36.50528; -79.37028
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Caswell
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27315
Area code(s) 336
GNIS feature ID 1022094[1]

Providence (formerly known as Hells Half Acre) is an unincorporated community in Caswell County, North Carolina, United States. Providence is 7 miles (11 km) north-northwest of Yanceyville and directly south of Danville, Virginia. Providence has a post office with ZIP code 27315.[2]

The small town annually hosts the "Spring Fling", a two-day event held on a weekend in late April or early May on the grounds of the Providence Volunteer Fire Department.[3] It features rides for kids, food, crafts, fireworks, and nationally known entertainment.[4] "The Gym", a full-size gymnasium originally built for the now defunct Piedmont Academy but now owned and maintained by Covenant Reformed Baptist Church, is generally available for public use.[5] Every Sunday evening area youth gather for basketball games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Providence, Caswell County, North Carolina
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Spring Fling
  4. ^ Annual Events, Caswell County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Covenant marks first anniversary", Danville Register & Bee, March 8, 2009. "Church refurbishes Providence Gym, since purchase in 2009," The Caswell Messenger, July 13, 2011, p. A9.