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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 53.954′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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.
are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mayor Robert E. Evans Clock and Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Grove City Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Grove City Cemetery Association (approx. 1.6 miles away); Orders Road School / The Orders Family (approx. 3 miles away); Camp Chase (approx. 3.1 miles away); Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); 166th Infantry Regiment (approx. 3.4 miles away); Franklin County Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.6 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.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansGovernmentNotable PersonsPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,076 times since then and 94 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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