Tecumseh, Indiana

For the unincorporated community in Tippecanoe County, see Tecumseh, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Census-designated place

Vigo County's location in Indiana

location in Vigo County, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°33′47″N 87°25′18″W / 39.56306°N 87.42167°W / 39.56306; -87.42167Coordinates: 39°33′47″N 87°25′18″W / 39.56306°N 87.42167°W / 39.56306; -87.42167
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vigo County
Township Fayette Township
Elevation[1] 171 m (561 ft)
ZIP code 47885
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 444612

Tecumseh is an unincorporated census-designated place in eastern Fayette Township, Vigo County, Indiana, United States.[2] 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.


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.[3] Durkee's Ferry was once one of the main crossing points on the Wabash River.[4]

A post office was established at Tecumseh in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[5]


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.


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  2. "Tecumseh, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  3. Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 480.
  4. Oakey, Charles Cochran (1908). Great Terre Haute and Vigo County. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co. p. 130.
  5. "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 13, 2016.

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