Bascom, Ohio

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Bascom, Ohio
census-designated place
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, as well as hosts Hopewell-Loudon Elementary and High School.[3] The community is located at the intersection of State Routes 18 and 635 east of Fostoria.

History[edit]

Bascom was laid out in 1837.[4] The community derives its name from Scott & Bascom, Ohio newspaper editors.[5] A post office called Bascom has been in operation since 1850.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bascom, Ohio
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Lang, William (1880). History of Seneca County, from the Close of the Revolutionary War to July, 1880. Transcript Printing Company. p. 540. 
  5. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1911). History of Seneca County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 437. 
  6. ^ "Seneca County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 

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