The "Bottom" Village

The "Bottom" Village (HM14QF)

Location: Richmond Hill, GA 31324 Bryan County
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N 31° 56.167', W 81° 18.133'

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The "Bottom" residential village, built in the mid-1930s, was the first housing project developed by Henry Ford for his employees in the Ways Station (later Richmond Hill) area. The name originated from the fact that the area had been a swamp or a "bottom" before Ford had it cleared and drained. There was a similar employee residential community on the Clyde Road just west of Ways Station called "Blueberry Village". In the Bottom there were 75 two-and-three-bedroom homes built for Ford's workers. Also in the development were a recreation building and a baseball field. No rent was charged employees until 1945 when Ford, acceding to Internal Revenue Service requirements, began charging the modest sum of $15 per month. Ford, in turn, raised their pay $15 per month to take care of the rent.
HM NumberHM14QF
Year Placed2012
Placed ByCoastal Bryan Heritage Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 471434 N 3533394
Decimal Degrees31.93611667, -81.30221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 56.167', W 81° 18.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 56' 10.02" N, 81° 18' 7.98" W
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Area Code(s)229, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 63 Mimosa St, Richmond Hill GA 31324, US
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