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Urbancrest in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ellen Walker Craig-Jones

 
 
Ellen Walker Craig-Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
1. Ellen Walker Craig-Jones Marker
Inscription.  In 1972, Urbancrest's Ellen Walker Craig-Jones became the first African-American woman to be elected mayor, by popular vote, of a United States municipality. During her term as mayor (1972-1975), Craig-Jones oversaw the modernization of Urbancrest's various programs and the village rebuilt three main streets, installed streetlights and street signs, and received approval to start a $3 million housing project. Craig-Jones had many years of experience in service to her community, serving twelve years on the Urbancrest Village Council. She was the recipient of dozens of awards and honors, including Who's Who Among Black Americans.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 53-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 53.954′ 
Ellen Walker Craig-Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
2. Ellen Walker Craig-Jones Marker
From 1st Avenue, looking east across Broadway.
N, 83° 4.787′ W. Marker is in Urbancrest, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 62) and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grove City OH 43123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gantz Park Labyrinth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dedicated to Maria C. Klemack-McGraw (approx. 0.9 miles away); 3306 Columbus Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gold Star Families Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); 3968 Broadway (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lutherans in Jackson Township (approx. 1.3 miles away); 3974 Broadway (approx. 1.3 miles away); 3981 Broadway (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ellen W. Craig-Jones. A product of the Ohio Historical Society. (Submitted on October 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,506 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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