|Elevation||554 ft (169 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||447648|
Tampico first grew around a blacksmith shop established in about 1840. The community was likely named after Tampico, in Mexico. A post office was established at Tampico in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1909.
Tampico is located at.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- History of Jackson County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Unigraphic. 1886. p. 401.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 319. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
The name probably is for the Mexican seaport.
- "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
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