Circleville, Ohio [vintage pics] – “the other side of the tracks” – Hooverville 1938

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

hooverville - househooverville - one boyhooverville boy close up
hooverville boy with baby in door   Hooverville children and car   hooverville family in doorway hooverville girl   hooverville house   hooverville man   Hooverville man in doorway   hooverville two children   hooverville two men

See More Pictures and Stories on Circleville, Ohio 


  1. Library of Congress
  2. History of Pickaway County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens


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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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