The town of Circleville, Ohio had difficulty housing many of the farmers of foreclosed homes in town. Consequently, a shanty towns built by homeless people sprang up on the outskirts of town and was promptly named Hooverville as were many other shanty towns were named throughout the country. The towns were named after President Herbert Hoover who many blamed for the depression. Some photographs of people living in Hooverville near Circleville are below.
Circleville reminisences: a description of Circleville, Ohio (1825-1840) ; also an account of the 115-year old sister of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
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- History of Pickaway County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens