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Tedrow, Ohio
Census-designated place
Location of Tedrow, Ohio
Location of Tedrow, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fulton
Township Dover
Area
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 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

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.

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

History

1858 Platt Map, Dover Township, Fulton County, Ohio
1858 platt map showing Spring Hill, now known as Tedrow

Spring Hill

Brush Creek, a tributary of the Tiffin River, rises near Tedrow. 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. Thus, Tedrow was first known as "Spring Hill", as is show on a 1858 plat map.

Tedrow Post Office

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

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