Introduction to Tecumseh, Oklahoma
Tecumseh, Oklahoma, in Pottawatomie county, is 28 miles E of Norman, Oklahoma and 35 miles SE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Part of the surrounding Oklahoma City metro area, Tecumseh is home to some 6,098 residents.
Tecumseh was founded during the 1891 Land Run. Prior to that, Native Americans occupied the area. It was named in honor of a Shawnee chief, Chief Tecumseh. He fought with the British during the Battle of the Thames in 1813. It was the original county seat of Pottawatomie County, a position it served until 1930. The first brick courthouse of the city was built in 1897.
Tecumseh and nearby Attractions
- Tecumseh Historical Museum
- Lake Thunderbird State Park
- Santa Fe Depot Museum
- Henry Overholser Mansion
- Timberlake Rose Rock Museum
- Oklahoma City National Memorial Center
Things To Do In Tecumseh
Tecumseh provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. It offers easy access to several museums, including the Seminole Nation Museum, the McClain County Museum, the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Timberlake Rose Rock Museum. One can also plan a trip to the Lake Thunderbird State Park. In addition, Tecumseh hosts the Frontier Days celebration every September.
Air transport facilities are available at Will Rogers World Airport.
Tecumseh Higher Education
One can pursue higher education from Rose State College, East Central University and the University of Oklahoma.