Ellen Walker Craig-Jones

Ellen Walker Craig-Jones (HM865)

Location: Grove City, OH 43123 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 53.954', W 83° 4.787'

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In 1972, Urbancrest's Ellen Walker Craig-Jones became the first African-American woman to be elected mayor, by popular vote, of a United States municipality. During her term as mayor (1972-1975), Craig-Jones oversaw the modernization of Urbancrest's various programs and the village rebuilt three main streets, installed streetlights and street signs, and received approval to start a $3 million housing project. Craig-Jones had many years of experience in service to her community, serving twelve years on the Urbancrest Village Council. She was the recipient of dozens of awards and honors, including Who's Who Among Black Americans.
HM NumberHM865
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number53-25
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 322202 N 4418643
Decimal Degrees39.89923333, -83.07978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 53.954', W 83° 4.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 53' 57.24" N, 83° 4' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3305 1st Ave, Grove City OH 43123, US
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