Tedrow, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tedrow, Ohio
Census-designated place
Location of Tedrow, Ohio
Location of Tedrow, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°36′12″N 84°12′22″W / 41.6033843°N 84.2060594°W / 41.6033843; -84.2060594Coordinates: 41°36′12″N 84°12′22″W / 41.6033843°N 84.2060594°W / 41.6033843; -84.2060594
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fulton
Township Dover
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 173
 • Density 539/sq mi (208.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 43567
Area code(s) 419 and 567
FIPS code 39-76358
GNIS feature ID 1061678[1]

Tedrow is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Dover Township, Fulton County, Ohio, United States. It lies at the intersection of the east-west County Road J with the north-south County Roads 17-2 and 17-3, 3 miles (5 km) north and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of the northern edge of the city of Wauseon, the county seat of Fulton County. The community lies less than one mile (about 1 km) north of the Ohio Turnpike, although the nearest exit is several miles away.[2]

The 2010 US Census counted 73 households and 173 people living in Tedrow.[3]

History[edit]

1858 platt map showing Spring Hill, now known as Tedrow

Spring Hill[edit]

Brush Creek, a tributary of the Tiffin River, rises near Tedrow.[4] The creek is fed by a spring. The spring's clean water made the spot a favorite Indian campground and resting place in their migratory hunting excursions.[5] Thus, Tedrow was first known as "Spring Hill", as is show on a 1858 plat map.

Tedrow Post Office[edit]

A post office was established in 1839, and remained in operation until 1917.[6] The community was named for the local Tedrow family.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 28 March 2016. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 25. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Tedrow CDP, Ohio". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, pp. 25, 35. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  5. ^ Aldrich, Lewis Cass (1888). History of Henry and Fulton counties, Ohio : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Co., Publishers. pp. 465–475. 
  6. ^ "Fulton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Reighard, Frank H. (1920). A Standard History of Fulton County, Ohio (Volume 1). Lewis Publishing Company. p. 344.