Lake Providence

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Lake Providence is on Farm Road 726 seven miles southeast of Gilmer in east central Upshur County. Originally known as Lake Providence School, the community was probably settled before 1900. In the mid-1930s Lake Providence had a school, a church, a store, and a number of houses. After World War II the school and the store closed, and in the mid-1960s all that remained of the community was a church and a few widely scattered houses. In 1990 Lake Providence was a dispersed rural community.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Lake Providence is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Providence is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.68041720
Longitude: -94.83021250

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated