Rudolph, Ohio

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Rudolph, Ohio
Census-designated place
Main Street in Rudolph, Ohio, showing the local post office
Main Street in Rudolph, Ohio, showing the local post office
Location of Rudolph, Ohio
Location of Rudolph, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°17′52″N 83°40′11″W / 41.29778°N 83.66972°W / 41.29778; -83.66972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wood
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 458
 • Density 560/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43462
Area code(s) 419

Rudolph is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Liberty Township, Wood County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 458.[1] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43462.[2]

History[edit]

Rudolph was originally called Mercers, and under the latter was platted in 1890 and named for Daniel Mercer, proprietor.[3] A post office called Rudolph has been in operation since 1891.[4] The present name honors H. J. Rudolph, a town merchant.[3]

The post office in Rudolph has been offering a special Christmas postmark since 1990. According to the Toledo Blade in 2014, "Charlotte Lamb, the officer in charge at the Rudolph post office... estimates between 75,000 and 100,000 parcels come through the office every year."[5][6]

Geography[edit]

Rudolph is located at 41°17′52″N 83°40′11″W / 41.29778°N 83.66972°W / 41.29778; -83.66972 and is 6 miles (10 km) south of Bowling Green. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has an area of 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.[1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°17′52″N 83°40′12″W / 41.29778°N 83.67000°W / 41.29778; -83.67000