Bascom, Ohio

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Bascom, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Running concurrently with Ohio State Route 18, Tiffin Street bisects Bascom.
Running concurrently with Ohio State Route 18, Tiffin Street bisects Bascom.
Location of Bascom
Location of Bascom
Coordinates: 41°07′58″N 83°17′07″W / 41.13278°N 83.28528°W / 41.13278; -83.28528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Seneca
Elevation[1] 774 ft (236 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44809
Area code(s) 419
GNIS feature ID 1048488[1]

Bascom is a census-designated place in western Hopewell Township, Seneca County, Ohio, United States.[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44809.[3] The community is located at the intersection of State Routes 18 and 635 east of Fostoria.

Bascom was laid out in 1837.[4]

The town of Bascom is named for the famous circuit riding preacher Henry Bidleman Bascom who became a Congressional Chaplain and served as President of Madison College and of Transylvania College before being ordained a Methodist Bishop.

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Coordinates: 41°07′58″N 83°17′07″W / 41.13278°N 83.28528°W / 41.13278; -83.28528