Providence NY Real Estate Homes
Providence NY Real Estate Homes. Providence is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,841 at the 2000 census. The Town of Providence is on the county’s western border and is west of Saratoga Springs, New York. The west town line is the border of Fulton County, New York. The northern part of the town is in the Adirondack Park, and part of the west town line is the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1841 people, 97.99% of whom were white. The median income for a household in the town was $43,194, per capita income for the town was $18,853.
The area was settled before 1786, but that was the year of any definite settlement, located by Hagedorns Mills.
The area was settled before 1786, but that was the year of any definite settlement, located by Hagedorns Mills. The town was formed from part of the Town of Galway in 1796. The early economy was based on forestry with the harvesting of lumber, and the manufacture of pulpwood being important. It is currently under consideration for a municipal wireless broadband network to be built in it. The Packer Farm and Barkersville Store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
There are no records of the very first Europeans to settle in what would become the Town of Providence, but it appears likely that such settlement began in the mid-1700s along Fish House Road in the western part of the Town. Fish House Road is a portion of the route from Cranesville to Fish House which began as an Indian trail from the Mohawk Valley settlements to summer fishing grounds along the Sacandaga Valley. This route was improved in the 1740s by Sir William Johnson, opening the way for future settlement.
Providence NY Real Estate Homes
Settlements remained sparse until independence from Great Britain and termination of the colonial land grant system. Expansion outward from the established population centers occurred rapidly after the Revolution as people sought to establish themselves in wilderness areas. The earliest settlers in Providence were subsistence farmers, and small-scale farming continues today, but the land, in general, is not well suited to farming. The many miles of stone walls and house foundations scattered throughout the Town’s woodlands bear mute testimony to the successive waves of homesteaders that tried farming and either changed occupations or moved on westward in search of better land.
The town was formed from part of the Town of Galway in 1796. The early economy was based on forestry with the harvesting of lumber, and the manufacture of pulpwood being important. The town contains 27,161 acres of land. In the early years, due to the excellent supply of water power and heavy forests, many small mills and shops sprang up. Many chairs were made by different residents with the largest amount being made by the Trevett family.
The Town has a beautiful man-made lake known as Lake Nancy, formerly known as Bill’s Pond. It is surrounded by 115 seasonal and year round homes. The town has two churches, and a volunteer fire department and ambulance corp. Residents and non-residents enjoy our winter sports, such as ice fishing on the Sacandaga Lake in the winter and swimming at our local town beach in the summer. Our town is an enjoyable place to live as it has an abundance of country quietness. For more info about the Town of Providence click on the town button above.
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