Hanford - Historic Marker

Title

Hanford - Historic Marker

Subject

Hanford Village

Description

Marker Text: 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.

Creator

TeachingColumbus.org

Date

February 2012

Files

hanfordmarker.jpg

Citation

TeachingColumbus.org, “Hanford - Historic Marker,” Teaching Columbus, accessed July 15, 2019, https://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/41.