Providence Forge is an unincorporated town located in New Kent County, Virginia. It was one of the earliest settlements in the county (itself formed by 1654) and the site of a colonial iron forge that was destroyed by British General Banastre Tarleton during the American Revolutionary War.
Nearby, the Chickahominy River separates New Kent from Charles City County. U.S. Highway 60 and Virginia State Highway 155 pass through Providence Forge. The Colonial Downs horse-racing facility is located nearby.
A station on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was located there around 1881. Providence Forge was a stop for passengers until about 1931 and for freight until at least the late 1960s, according to the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society. A community group has been working on preservation plans for the historic structure since 2002.
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