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Tecumseh, Nebraska

  • First Rural Mail Delivery

    The establishment of this state's First Rural Free Delivery Mail Route (R.F.D.) by the United State Post Office Department took place at Tecumseh, Nebraska in the year 1896. The implementation of this...
    First Rural Mail Delivery

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Tecumseh Opera House

The Tecumseh Opera House is a two-story brick building on the west side of the courthouse square. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was built in 1880 by W.R. Spicknell and W.H. Hassett.

Tecumseh, NE National Register

Tecumseh Historic District - NHR

Overlooking the north fork of the Big Nemaha River in southeast Nebraska's Drift Hills region, Tecumseh has been the county seat of Johnson County since the county's organization in 1856-57

Tecumseh, NE National Register

Memorial Cannon

This replica of a World War I cannon stands on the west courthouse lawn in memory of the USS Maine destroyed in the Havana Harbor, February 15, 1898.

Tecumseh, NE Memorials

Johnson County Historical Society Museum

The Johnson County Historical Society Museum complex consists of three historic buildings with the main building and the rural schoolhouse located at one site and the Old Jail standing on its original location nearby. The main museum is housed in the historic Christian Church that was built in 1888

Tecumseh, NE Museums

Chief Tecumseh

The town of Tecumseh, Nebraska was named after the great Shawnee (Shawenese) Indian Chief Tecumseh born in 1768. At the moment of his birth a comet flashed low across the sky. His father, who was a respected Shawnee warrior named Puckesinwa, named his son "Tecumseh" or "

Tecumseh, NE Indian Heritage

Things to do near Tecumseh, NE

Nehawka Flint Quarries - NHR

Early archeologists observed nearly 300 unusual depressions in flint-rich areas of Pennsylvanian limestone formation along...

Historic Seven Trails

In the early development of Tecumseh and Johnson County seven historic trails criss-crossed the county as commerce and tra...

World's Largest Porch Swing

There's more than plenty of room for the whole family on this enormous swing. ...