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Beaverdam is a village in Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio, United States. Its population was 382 as of the 2010 census. Beaverdam is part of the Lima, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Beaverdam was laid out in 1853. The village was so named on account of there being beaver dams near the original town site. A post office called Beaver Dam was established in 1850, the name was changed to Beaverdam in 1895, and the post office closed in 2006. The village was incorporated in 1878.
There was a time when Jimmy Haslam did not own any of the truck stops here.
Beaverdam is located at 40°49′57″N 83°58′24″W (40.832363, -83.973430).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all land.
Beaverdam lies at the junction of the old Lincoln Highway and the Dixie Highway. These early highways were begun in 1914.
Currently Beaverdam's economy is dominated by three large truck stops on what is now the junction of Interstate 75 and U.S. Route 30.