Community Table

Appendix: Complete List of New Deal Communities*

Table 1. Communities planned and initiated by the Division of Subsistence Homesteads

 

Name     Location Type Units Total cost Unit cost
Arthurdale Reedsville, W. Va Stranded community 165 $2,744,724.09 $16,635
Cunberland Homesteads Crossville, Tenn. Stranded community 262 3,267,345.10 12,471
Tygart Valley Homesteads Elkins, W. Va. Stranded community 195 2,080,213.99 10,668
Westmoreland Homesteads Greensburg, Penn. Stranded community 255 2,516,469.81 9,869
Jersey Homesteads Hightstown, N.J. Co-operative industrial 206 3,402,382.27 16,516
Penderlea Homesteads Pender County, N. Car. Farm community 195 2,277,685.60 11,680
Piedmont Homesteads Jasper County, Ga. Farm community 100% 649,6100%.88 12,993
Richton Homesteads Richton, Miss. Farm community 26 216,468.82 8,626
Shenandoah Homesteads Five counties in Virginia Resettlement communities (seven) 160 1,060,125.49 6,626
Cahaba (Trussville Homesteads) Near Birmingham, Ala. Industrial (small garden city) 287 2,760,610.47 9,619
Austin Homesteads Austin, Minn. Industrial 44 213,227.87 4,846
Bankhead Farms Jasper, Ala. Industrial 100 1,046,420.80 10,464
Beauxart Gardens Beaumont, Tex. Industrial 100% 143,027.62 2,861
Dalworthington Gardens Arlington, Tex. Industrial 79 325,712.35 4,123
Dayton Homesteads Dayton, Ohio. Industrial 35 100%,000.00 (loan) ----
Decatur Homesteads Decatur, Ind. Industrial 48 157,279.94 3,277
Duluth Homesteads Duluth, Minn. Industrial 84 983,984.30 11,714
El Monte Homesteads El Monte, Calif. Industrial 100 292,476,81 2,925
Granger Homesteads Granger, Iowa Industrial 100% 216,189.87 4,324
Greenwood Homesteads Near Birmingham, Ala. Industrial 83 827,835.27 9,974
Hattiesburg Homesteads Hattiesburg, Miss Industrial 24 75,648.78 3,152
Houston Gardens Houston, Tex. Industrial 100 283,568.10 2,836
Lake County Homesteads Chicago, Ill. Industrial 53 554,745.53 10,469
Longview Homesteads Longview, Was. Industrial 60 194,097.52 3,235
McComb Homesteads McComb, Miss. Industrial 20 91,452.52 4,573
Mount Olive Homesteads Near Birmingham, Ala. Industrial 75 618,162.84 8,242
Palmerdale Homesteads Near Birmingham, Ala. Industrial 102 938,865.08 9,205
Phoenix Homesteads Phoenix, Ariz. Industrial 25 104,859.28 4,194
San Fernando Homesteads Reseda, Calif. Industrial 40 102,065.23 2,552
Three Rivers Gardens Three Rivers, Tex. Industrial 100% 162,943.43 3,259
Tupelo Homesteads Tupelo, Miss Industrial 35 139,247.12 3,978
Wichita Gardens Wichita Falls, Tex. Industrial 62 187,527.85 3,025
Aberdeen Gardens Newport News, Va. Garden city for Negroes 159 1,353,896.29 8,515
Magnolia Homesteads Meridian, Miss. Industrial 25 73,556.46 2,942
Totals for all 34 subsistence homestead communities 3,304 $30,112,467.38 $9,114

 

Table 2. Communities planned or initiated by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration

 

Name     Location Type Units Total cost Unit cost
Dyess Colony Mississippi County, Ark. Farm Community 275* $2,306,2100%.00  † $8,386 
Cherry Lake Farms Near Madison, Fla. Farm and rural industrial 132* 1,913,811.00 † 14,499
Pine Mountain Valley  Harris County, Ga. Farm and rural industrial 205* 2,207,572.00 † 10,769
Burlington Project Burlington, N. Dak. Stranded community 35 213,172.15 6,091
Red House Red House, W. Va. Stranded community 100% 1,100%6,397.82 10,769
Albert Lea Homesteads Albert Lea, Minn. Industrial 14 38,160.68 2,726
Arizona Part-Time Farms Phoenix, Ariz. Industrial 91 564,013.05 6,198
Fairbury Farmsteads Jefferson County, Neb. Farm Village 11 67,895.87 6,198
Fall City Farmsteads Richardson County, Neb. Farm Village 10 102,755.42 10,276
Grand Island Farmsteads Hall County, Neb. Farm Village 10 68,126.52 6,813
Kearney Homesteads Buffalo County, Neb. Farm Village 10 98,238.96 9,824
Loup City Farmsteads Sherman County, Neb. Farm Village 11 101,281.82 9,207
Scottsbluff Farmsteads Scotts Bluff County, Neb. Farm Village 23 231,520.02 10,276
Sioux Falls Farms Minnehaha County, S. Dak. Farm Village 14 218,660.71 15,619
South Sioux City Farmsteads Dakota County, Neb. Farm Village 22 115,395.98 5,245
Two Rivers Farmsteads Douglas and Saunders couties, Neb. Farm Village 40 547,746.49 13,694
Woodlake Community Wood County, Tex. Farm Village 101 648,255.81 6,418
Ashwood Plantation Lee County, S. Car. Farm community 161 1,874,268.56 11,641
Bosque Farms Valencia County, N. Mex Farm community 42 677,725.45 16,136
Chicot Farms Chicot and Drew counties, Ark, Farm community 85 578,338.60 6,804
Irwinville Irwin County, Ga. Farm community 105 899,815.34 8,571
Roanoke Farms Halifax County, N. Car. Farm community 294 2,191,568.39 7,454
Ropesville Farms Hockley County, Tex. Farm community 76 667,489.03 8,783
Scuppernong Farms Tyrrell and Washington counties, N. Car. Farm community 127 779,327.49 6,136
Skyline Farms Jackson County, Ala. Farm community 181 1,230,333.06 6,797
St. Francis River Farms Poinsett County, Ark. Farm community 86 546,767.43 6,358
Wichita Valley Farms Wichita County, Tex. Farm community 91 931,086.53 10,243
Wolf Creek Grady County Farm community 24 233,351.21 9,723
Totals for all 28 Federal Emergency Relief Administration 2,426 $21,559,325.39 $8,887
*As of 1943, after many consolidations.
†  The original investment of the FERA. This does not include later expenditures.

 

Table 3. By the Resettlement Administration

Name     Location Type Units Total cost Unit cost
Greenbelt Berwyn, Md. (near Washigton D.C.) Garden city 890 $13,701,817.17 $15,395
Greendale Milwaukee, Wis. Garden city 640 10,638,465.62 16,623
Greenhills Cincinnati, Ohio Garden city 737 11,860,627.53 16,093
Ironwood Homesteads Ironwood, Mich. Small garden city 132 1,373,138.48 10,403
Drummond Project Bayfield County, Wis. Forest homesteads 32 246,376.88 7,699
Sublimity Farms Laurel County, Ky. Forest homesteads 66 419,824.85 6,361
Casa Grande Valley Farms Pinal County, Ariz. Co-operative farm 60 817,548.17 11,959
Lake Dick Jefferson and Arkansas counties, Ark. Co-operative farm 97 663,8100%.81 6,844
Terrebonne Terrebonne Parish, La. Co-operative plantation 73 514,100%4.21 7,048
Biscoe Farms Prairie County, Ark. Farm community 77 373,224.39 4,847
Christian-Trigg Farms Christian County, Ky. Farm community 106 971,424.99 9,164
Clover Bend Farms Lawrence County, Ark. Farm community 91 483,534.82 5,817
Desha Farms Desha and Drew counties, Ark. Farm community 88 511,872.94 5,817
Escambia Farms Okaloosa County, Fla. Farm community 81 585,818.99 7,232
Flint River Farms Macon County, Ga. Farm community 146 727,611.42 4,984
Gee's Bend Farms Wilcox County, Ala. Farm community 100 418,100%5.30 4,185
Hinds Farms Hinds County, Miss Farm community 81 294,484.96 3,636
Kinsey Flats Custer County, Mont. Farm community 80 874,741.08 10,934
La Forge Farms New Madrid County, Mo. Farm community 101 769,534.69 7,619
Lakeview Farms Lee and Phillips counties, Ark. Farm community 141 899,652.21 6,381
Lonoke Farms Lonoke County, Ark. Farm community 57 254,484.84 4,465
Lucedale Farms George and Greene counties, Miss. Farm community 93 449,945.75 4,838
McLennan Farms McLennan County, Tex. Farm community 20 244,0100%.17 12,203
Mileston Farms Holmes County, Miss. Farm community 110 744,721.40 6,770
Mounds Farms Madison and East Carroll parishes, La. Farm community 149 803,616.30 5,393
Orangeburg Farms Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties, S. Car. Farm community 80 535,518.55 6,694
Osage Farms Pettis County, Mo. Farm community 86 976,055.87 11,349
Pembroke Farms Robeson County,  N. Car. Farm community 75 613,267.98 8,177
Plum Bayou Jefferson County, Ark. Farm community 200 1,634,921.84 8,175
Praire Farms Macon County, Ala. Farm community 34 201,683.79 5,932
Sabine Farms Harrison County, Tex. Farm community 80 436,674.00 5,458
Saginaw Valley Farms Saginaw County, Mich. Farm community 33 365,958.14 11,090
Sam Houston Farms Harris County, Tex. Farm community 86 607,777.78 7,067
Tiverton Farms Sumter County, Ark. Farm community 29 117,987.93 4,069
Townes Farms Crittenden County, Ark. Farm community 37 163,733.93 4,425
Transylvania Farms East Carroll Parish, La Farm community 163 847,640.34 5,200
Truman Farms Poinsett County, Ark. Farm community 57 278,937.13 4,894
Totals for all 37 Resettlement Administration communities 5,208 $56,423,535.25 $10,834
Grand totals for all 99 communities 10,938 $108,095,328.02 $9,691