Although the highway divides us, our memories are never lostHanford 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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|Marker Number||110- 25|
|Placed By||Centennial High School AP US History Class 2008/09 The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 333662 N 4423987|
|Decimal Degrees||39.94968333, -82.94716667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.981', W 82° 56.83'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 58.86" N, 82° 56' 49.8" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 776-868 S Nelson Rd, Columbus OH 43205, US|
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