TIL that Ford Heights, IL was renamed in an attempt to persuade the nearby Ford plant to be within their corporate limits, but the plant was incorporated into an adjacent city (Chicago Heights) instead.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Heights,_Illinois#History

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  1. > The Ford Motor Company opened a stamping plant adjacent to the village in 1956. The company offered minorities an equal opportunity for well-paying jobs, and East Chicago Heights developed into a blue-collar community inhabited mostly by middle-class black families whose housing choices in suburban Chicago were severely limited at that time….

    > In an attempt to annex the unincorporated site of the Ford Stamping Plant, the village of East Chicago Heights changed its name to Ford Heights in 1987. The move was unsuccessful, and the land eventually was annexed by the neighboring city of Chicago Heights

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