Tecumseh, Shawnee County

Title

Tecumseh, Shawnee County

Subject

The Formerly Famous Town of Tecumseh, Shawnee County, Kansas

Description

The community of Tecumseh is located in Shawnee County, Kansas on the fringes of the state capital, Topeka. In the mid 1850s, proslavery settlers from Missouri founded the town. The first post office was established on March 3, 1855. Because of Tecumseh’s close location to Topeka, and the politics of its founders, it was involved in much of the chaos that enveloped Kansas during its bloody territorial years.

Creator

Gregory Weber

Publisher

The Chapman Center of Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2011

Rights

The Chapman Center of Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Geolocation

Citation

Gregory Weber, “Tecumseh, Shawnee County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 17, 2019, https://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/70.