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Hanford Village

Although the highway divides us, our memories are never lost

 
 
Hanford Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
1. Hanford Village Marker
Inscription.  Hanford Village was founded in the early 1900s just east of Columbus proper with its own mayor, police force, fire department, businesses, and park. After World War II, a subdivision of Hanford became a segregated community for returning African American veterans to settle using the G.I. Bill. Hanford then became one of the few places involved in an all African American post-war housing development program in the United States. During the 1960s, President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Federal Interstate Highway System Act resulted in construction of Interstate 70 which split Hanford Village into two sections and tore apart the community. However, since the division, the residents of the village have worked to maintain its sense of community and unity.
 
Erected 2009 by Centennial High School AP US History Class 2008/09 The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 110- 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition,
Hanford Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
2. Hanford Village Marker
Looking south along Nelson Road
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it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
 
Location. 39° 56.981′ N, 82° 56.83′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Nelson Road and Gault Street, on the right when traveling north on South Nelson Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 870 S Nelson Rd, Columbus OH 43205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Drexel Theater (approx. 0.7 miles away); Capital University (approx. Ύ mile away); Captain Eddie: Ace of Aces (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eddie Rickenbacker: Full Speed Ahead (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Eddie Rickenbacker Boyhood Home National Historic Landmark (approx. 0.8 miles away); Backyard Work and Play: When Eddie was a Boy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rickenbacker Woods, Inc. (approx. 0.8 miles away); The National Road / The Interurban Electric Railway (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Hanford Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
3. Hanford Village Marker
Looking north across Gault Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022