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Tecumseh, Nebraska

  • Tecumseh Historic District - NHR

    Tecumseh Historic District - NHROverlooking 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. The Tecum...
    Tecumseh Historic District - NHR
  • Tecumseh City Hall

    Tecumseh City Hall

    Tecumseh's city hall was erected in 1890, at the cost of just over $4,000, and is another of the fanciful architectural treasures of the historic district listed on the National Register of Hist...
    Tecumseh City Hall

  • Tecumseh Opera House

    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. S...
    Tecumseh Opera House

  • Keim Stone Arch Bridge - NHR

    As indicated by a plate on the bridge itself, the Keim Stone Arch was built in 1916 by the Keim Cement Company. The Keim Cement Company was one of the primary bridge builders in the cou...
    Keim Stone Arch Bridge - NHR

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Colonel Barney Oldfield

Colonel Barney Oldfield was born in Tecumseh, Nebraska on December 18, 1909, and graduated from Elk Creek High School in 1928

Tecumseh, NE Famous People

Soldier's Memorial Statue

This soldier's memorial statue was erected "In memory of all soldiers and sailors of Johnson County" by the Heckathorn Post No. 47, Nebraska GAR in 1903

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

Old Johnson County Jail

The historic Johnson County jail was constructed in 1872 of native limestone. The huge blocks for the jail proper were secured from a quarry on Yankee Creek, 4 1/2

Tecumseh, NE Pioneer Life

Gazebo

The gazebo on the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square was built as a prop for the TV mini-series, "AMERIKA,"

Tecumseh, NE Landmarks

Things to do near Tecumseh, NE

Ashland Bridge - NHR

In late August 1935 the Saunders County Commissioners voted to file for funding from the Federal Emergency Rel...

Branched Oak Lake Events

Branched Oak hosts numerous special events each year. The most notable are the bicycling, swimming, triathlon and sailing eve...