Gypsum, Ohio

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Gypsum, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Location of Gypsum, Ohio
Location of Gypsum, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°29′36″N 82°52′33″W / 41.49333°N 82.87583°W / 41.49333; -82.87583Coordinates: 41°29′36″N 82°52′33″W / 41.49333°N 82.87583°W / 41.49333; -82.87583
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyOttawa
TownshipPortage
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes43433
 
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Gypsum, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Location of Gypsum, Ohio
Location of Gypsum, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°29′36″N 82°52′33″W / 41.49333°N 82.87583°W / 41.49333; -82.87583Coordinates: 41°29′36″N 82°52′33″W / 41.49333°N 82.87583°W / 41.49333; -82.87583
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyOttawa
TownshipPortage
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes43433

Gypsum is an unincorporated community in eastern Portage Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43433.[1]

Children from Gypsum families generally attend the Port Clinton City School District. The neighborhood is considered friendly, home-spun, and mainly conservative.[citation needed]

The community is named for the gypsum rock, the mining of which was originally the foundation of the community's business, commerce, and population growth. Because these mines are located throughout the community and township, the area is subject to excessive erosion because of sinkholes.[citation needed] Gypsum mining in the area by U.S. Gypsum Corp. stopped in the 1970s.[2]

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  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ ODOT to fill old mine with grout