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Tecumseh, Indiana

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Country  United States
County  Vigo County
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Elevation  171 m
Area code  812
State  Indiana
Township  Fayette Township
GNIS feature ID  444612
Zip code  47885
Tecumseh, Indiana

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.

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Map of Tecumseh, IN 47885, USA

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 at an elevation of 561 feet.

References

Tecumseh, Indiana Wikipedia


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