Bascom is a census-designated place in western Hopewell Township, Seneca County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44809. The community is located at the intersection of State Routes 18 and 635 east of Fostoria.
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.
Coordinates: 41°07′58″N 83°17′07″W / 41.13278°N 83.28528°W / 41.13278; -83.28528