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Providence New York Photographed In: Providence, NY . . . Description: Long Pond Saint Regis Canoe Area

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Bald Bluff Providence, NY Photographed In: Providence, New York . . . Description: Bald Bluff overlooking the Sacandaga was located in the town until 1801 when the northern section of the town was incorporated as the towns of Edinburg and Day

Providence, Saratoga County NY

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Providence, New York is a town in western Saratoga County bordering Fulton County with an area of 45 square miles.

History
The first residents of the area were the Mohawk Native Americans. In this fertile valley they grew corn (maze), beans and squash. They supplemented their diets with wild fruits and berries in addition to hunting and fishing. There was a trail that connected their winter camps in the Mohawk Valley to the present hamlet of Fish House on the Sacandaga river.

The first residents of European decent arrived mid 1700's along the indian trail that would become Fish House Road. Sir William Johnson improved the trail to facilitate further settlement.

The first settlers to make their home in Providence carved small farms out of the wilderness. Nathaniel Wells and Seth Kellogg are said to have been the first settlers.

The town's dramatic landscape does not lend itself to farming as can be attested by the miles of stone walls found throughout the wooded areas, each a testament to decades of backbreaking labor and an abandoned farm as settlers moved westward to find better land.

Stone walls typically marked property boundaries and enclosed livestock. Fence Walkers were appointed by the town to inspect these fences to make sure they were in good condition and accurately market property boundaries in the belief that good fences make good neighbors.

Not all of the early settles moved away. Names like Armitage, Shaw, Craig, Barker, Sowle, Chase, Bills, and Packer are here today in the descendents of these early pioneers.

What Providence lacked in good farm land it made up in abundant hydro power. Water courses like the Kennyetto, Alder and Cadman Creeks; Frenchman’s Creek; and Hans Creek soon powered saw and grist mills.

In 1791 Saratoga County consisted of four large towns: Stillwater, Saratoga, Halfmoon, and Balls Town, as Ballston was originally known. The Town of Galway was subtracted from the Town of Ballston in 1792, in 1796 The Town of Providence was subtracted from Galway. Edinburg and Day were subtracted in 1801 to bring the town to it's present size.

Demographics

The population was 1,841 as of the 2000 census. There were 666 households as of the 2000 census. Ethnicity: 98% European, less than 2% African American, Asian, Native American, African, Hispanic or Latino, or other

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Broadalbin School District

Galway School District

Hamlets in Providence

  • Barkersville – Located in the south part of the town on CR 16
  • Fayville – Located on the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake on CR 13 in the northwest part of town.
  • Glenwild – Located in the northern part of the town, north of Barkersville, and inside the Adirondack Park.
  • Green Corners – Located in the southeast part of the town, east of Hagedorns Mills.
  • Hagedorns Mills – Located north of Whiteside Corners on CR 14.
  • Shaw Corners – Located in the south part of the town on CR 16.
  • Whiteside Mills – Located in the southwest part of the town.
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Water Powered Grist Mill Providence, NY

Adams House circa 1908 Image In: Providence, New York . . . Description: In 1786 Thomas Shankland built there the first saw and grist mills near the hamlet of Hagedorns Mills.

Trevett Chair Factory Providence, NY

Adams House Today Image of: Providence, New York . . . Description: The Trevett Chair was manufactured at a Hans Creek mill by the Trevett Family. More than 250,000 were produced in the town and sold throughout the country and Europe. Today a Trevett Chair is a sought-after antique.

Barkersville Church circa 1845 Providence, NY

Providence NY Lumber Industry 1870 Photographed In: Providence, New York . . . Description: The Barker and Carpenter families donated land for the Barkersville Church built in 1845

Dave Barker Home Providence, NY

Providence, NY Dutch Reformed Church Photographed In: Providence, New York . . . Description: David Barker constructed one of the first homes in Providence in 1796. Originally built as an Inn, it had 26 rooms and 8 fireplaces. When the house was torn down in the early 1900’s, the wood was used to build a barn, which is still standing on Southline Road

Stone Fences Providence, NY

Providence NY Lumber Industry 1870 Photographed In: Providence, New York . . . Description: Stone walls typically marked property boundaries and enclosed livestock. Fence Walkers were appointed by the town to inspect these fences to make sure they were in good condition and accurately market property boundaries in the belief that good fences make good neighbors.

Early School Providence, NY

Providence NY Lumber Industry 1870 Photographed In: Providence, New York . . . Description: From the earliest days education remains foremost in importance for the town's residents. The town's first school district was instituted in 1812.
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