Tecumseh, Indiana facts for kids

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Tecumseh
Census-designated place
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vigo County
Township Fayette Township
Elevation 171 m (561 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47885
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 444612

Tecumseh is an unincorporated census-designated place in eastern Fayette Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area.

The town is 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 of Tecumseh.

History

Located on the Wabash River, Tecumseh was once known as Durkee's Ferry. 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.

Geography

Tecumseh is located at 39°33′47″N 87°25′18″W / 39.56306°N 87.42167°W / 39.56306; -87.42167 at an elevation of 561 feet.


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