Tiffin 200: Bicentennial Celebration


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.


The Tiffin 200 Bicentennial Committee is looking for community input on celebratory events in 2022.

The survey asks for community opinion and suggestions for the bicentennial, including new and existing events that fall into the categories of education, celebration, and heritage for Tiffin's 2022 celebration.

The survey can be found at here. Follow the Facebook page to stay up to date as the committee finalizes current projects, including plaques for downtown buildings listing historical information and a Bicentennial Ball event.

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