Hanford Village

Hanford Village (HM1S7U)

Location: Columbus, OH 43205 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.981', W 82° 56.83'

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Although the highway divides us, our memories are never lost

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.
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HM NumberHM1S7U
Marker Number110- 25
Year Placed2009
Placed ByCentennial High School AP US History Class 2008/09 The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 333662 N 4423987
Decimal Degrees39.94968333, -82.94716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.981', W 82° 56.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 58.86" N, 82° 56' 49.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)614
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 776-868 S Nelson Rd, Columbus OH 43205, US
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