Location of Tecumseh in Vigo County, Indiana.
|Elevation||558 ft (170 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||812, 930|
|GNIS feature ID||444612|
Located on the Wabash River, the community was named for Tecumseh, the Native American leader of the Shawnee who fought General William Henry Harrison at Fort Harrison, only a mile south of the town. Tecumseh was once known as Durkee's Ferry, and in 1890 it was merely a post-office with five or six houses. Durkee's Ferry was once one of the main crossing points on the Wabash River.
A post office was established at Tecumseh in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.
Tecumseh is located atat an elevation of 561 feet.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- "Tecumseh, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
Tecumseh was named for the famous Shawnee chief...
- Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 480.
- Oakey, Charles Cochran (1908). Great Terre Haute and Vigo County. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co. p. 130.
- "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
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