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Tiffin in Seneca County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Founding of Tiffin

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. Founding of Tiffin Marker
Inscription. In 1822 Josiah Hedges purchased the land that would become Tiffin from the Delaware Land Office. By March, this land, situated across the Sandusky River from old Fort Ball (War of 1812) was surveyed and platted by General James Hedges, the brother of Josiah. These events marked the founding year for the city of Tiffin, which was named after Edward Tiffin, Ohio's first governor and a friend of Josiah Hedges. The legislature commissioned Thomas Henford, Isaac Minor, and Cyrus Spink to establish Tiffin as the permanent seat of Justice for Seneca County on March 25, 1822.
 
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation Seneca County Historical Society The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 12-74.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 41° 7.012′ N, 83° 10.619′ W. Marker is in Tiffin, Ohio, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Riverside Drive, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tiffin OH 44883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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By Michael Baker
2. Founding of Tiffin Marker
. Camp Ball (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Ball (about 500 feet away); State's First Female Lawyers (about 600 feet away); Tiffin Train Depot / Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Seneca (approx. 6.4 miles away); to Brady's Island / to Battle Island (approx. 6.4 miles away); Native American Habitation (approx. 6.6 miles away); Fort Seneca - Harrison Trail (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiffin.
 
More about this marker. The date on the marker is 2015 but the marker was actually installed in June of 2018.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Founding of Tiffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
3. Founding of Tiffin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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