Tampico, Indiana

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This article is about the unincorporated community in Jackson County. For the community in Howard County formerly with the same name, see Center, Indiana.
Unincorporated community
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Tampico is located in Indiana
Tampico is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°48′00″N 85°57′22″W / 38.80000°N 85.95611°W / 38.80000; -85.95611Coordinates: 38°48′00″N 85°57′22″W / 38.80000°N 85.95611°W / 38.80000; -85.95611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jackson
Township Grassy Fork
Elevation[1] 554 ft (169 m)
ZIP code 47220
FIPS code 18-74906[2]
GNIS feature ID 447648

Tampico is an unincorporated community in Grassy Fork Township, Jackson County, Indiana.


Tampico first grew around a blacksmith shop established in about 1840.[3] The community was likely named after Tampico, in Mexico.[4] A post office was established at Tampico in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1909.[5]


Tampico is located at 38°48′00″N 85°57′22″W / 38.80000°N 85.95611°W / 38.80000; -85.95611.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ History of Jackson County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Unigraphic. 1886. p. 401. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 October 2014.