Provident City

Provident City was a land promotional endeavor located between Goldenrod and Sandy creeks near the southern tip of Colorado County. It was founded in 1909 on lands owned by the Provident Land Company of Kansas City and served as the business and shopping center for approximately 500 families from the Midwest who bought five-to-ten-acre tracts, sight unseen, and moved to the area. The land company built a large hotel in Ganado and another in Provident City to house prospective settlers, and for a time Provident City flourished. A post office was established in 1910, when the town had banks, churches, restaurants, a school, several general merchandise and grocery stores, a drugstore, an undertaking establishment, and such amenities as a jewelry store, as well as a cannery for local produce and a broom factory. The population was estimated at 150 in 1914.

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

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