A Ford Village Industry Historical

A Ford Village Industry Historical (HM1VMH)

Location: Canton, MI 48187 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 18.375', W 83° 32.22'

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in Cherry Hill Village

At Cherry Hill Village, Henry Ford did something different.
In front of you, at the southwest corner of Cherry Hill and Ridge Roads, was one of his "village industries," small factory sites which produced Ford parts with special local workers. Starting in the early 1940s, this plant employed disabled World War II veterans to make car locks. Over time, Ford hired more than 12,000 disabled people to work in the village industries throughout the region.

Mr. Ford made other changes here.
He renovated the nearby creamery, to the south of the factory, into a dormitory to house many of the disabled workers. He also bought and operated the one-room Cherry Hill Shool, behind you.

You Auto Know
Henry Ford visited this Cherry Hill Village factory regularly and ate breakfast with the veterans.
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Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 290895 N 4686896
Decimal Degrees42.30625000, -83.53700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.375', W 83° 32.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 22.5" N, 83° 32' 13.2" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50530 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton MI 48187, US
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