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Tecumseh Township is located in southeastern Michigan in the county of Lenawee. The township covers an area of 13.407 square miles with a population of 1972.

 

Notice of Public Hearing Tecumseh Township

NO PENDING:

Hearings held at 700 Bishop Reed Dr., Tecumseh, Michigan.

 

ADAPTED: Change the 10-acre requirement for animals to 5-acres with restrictions. Full proposed ordinance language can be viewed (here).

 

CONTACT US

The township board page (here) and the contact us page (here) have contact details.

If you have questions regarding zoning or township business, please contact the Supervisor.

If you have questions regarding property taxes or dog licenses, please contact the Treasurer.

For questions regarding absentee ballots or voter registrations, please contact the Clerk, after review of the following voter information.

 

Voter Information

The Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) is a great resource for those seeking information on voter status, local ballot previews, statewide ballot proposals, registration information, absentee voting applications, Military and Overseas Voters (MOVE), and Uniformed and Overseas Voters (UOCAVA). 

https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

Application for Absent Voters Ballot should be sent to:

Tecumseh Township Attn: Clerk

P.O. Box 158
Tecumseh, MI 49286
 

How do I register to vote?

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/

 

DUMP DAYS - 2022 (comming soon 2023)

April 2rd
July 9th 
October 15th  
 
8:00am-12:00(noon), collection location is 3266 Gady Rd - Enter off Gady Rd East of Occidental  
ACCEPTED ITEMS: 
Although not considered an all-inclusive list, these are examples of what we will accept at our collection site: 
Refrigerators, Freezers, Air conditioners  Trash and junk, plastic Batteries, Wire fence    Open, water based, dried out paint cans Mattresses and bed springs    Furniture (couches, chairs, etc) Old items containing steel, and other metals  Lawn mowers, Bicycles, Air compressors Electronics        Tires-Fee of $5.00 per tire, $25.00 per large         tractor tire
 
1.  REFRIGERANT\\\\\\\\\'S MUST BE REMOVED FROM APPLIANCES
2.  ALL TIRES MUST BE REMOVED FROM RIMS 
 
WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ACCEPT: 
Hazardous Materials      Oil based paint Building Materials     Oil, gasoline or similar products Burn barrels or ashes     Propane tanks Grass, leaves, twigs and brush 
 

History

For those of you that are new to our area and even those of you who are long time residents the following is a brief history of the beginnings and progress of Tecumseh Township.

In 1805 the "Michigan Territory" was established; with government report noting this territory to be "swamps and sand hills". Due to the energetic campaigning of Governor Lewis Cass, Easterners began to look at Michigan with new interest at the land available. In a Proclamation by Gov. Cass dated Sept. 10, 1822, the boundaries of Lenawee County, with the Townships of Tecumseh, Adrian and Blissfield were defined. This definition was approved by Legislative Acton April 12, 1827. The name Lenawee is said to be from a Shawnee word meaning "Indian".

It was thru the pioneering spirit and hard work of Musgrove Evans and His wife Abi, her brother Joseph W. Brown, and others that the first settlement was established in 1824 along the upper Raisin River and Named Tecumseh. The first Township meeting was held in the home of Joseph W. Brown. The location of the first house in this new settlement is presently marked by a large boulder and plaque on the East side of North Evans St. and just North of the river.

By 1837 the population had grown to 2,462. In 1869 a conflict occurred which resulted in the equal split of the lands of the township; the North half becoming Clinton Twp. and the South half remaining as Tecumseh Twp. At the time of the split population in Tecumseh Twp. dropped to 544 with the village having 2,039 residents. In 1954 once again the physical size and population of the Township decreased when the village incorporated and became a city.

The main industry continues to be Agriculture with an increasing popularity of people wishing to live in a "country setting". As of the 2010 census our population now numbers 1972 residents. We cover slightly over 13 square miles with our borders being Allen Rd. to the North, M-52/N. Adrian Hwy. to the West, West Russell Rd. and Shull Rd. to the South, and Hendershot Hwy. to the East.

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