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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 2000.

 

NEW POLLING LOCATION

The Polling Location for Voters in Tecumseh Township is changed for the Presidential Primary on February 27, 2024 and all future elections. The new Voter location is 9500 Tecumseh-Clinton Road, at the site of the Riverbend Friends Church, Tecumseh. Parking and access to vote is located at the rear lower level of the building. Signage will be posted to direct voters to the proper entrance. An Absentee Voter Ballot Drop Box will also be available at this location.

EARLY VOTING FOR 2024

Early in-person voting will be available beginning with the presidential primary in February 2024 and every statewide and federal election thereafter. The early voting site for Lenawee County will be at the Human Services Building, 1040 S. Winter St., Adrian, Michigan. The early voting site is open Saturday, February 17 thru Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 9a.m. to 5p.m. daily. ELECTION DAY VOTING WILL REMAIN AT THE TOWNSHIP LOCATION.

 

NOTICE of Public Hearing 

Hearings are held at regular Township board meetings, details under info/zoning.

ADAPTED:

Solar Ordinance Planning Commission, details here

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 reviewing the voter information on the info page

 

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.

 

Interested in serving on a Tecumseh Township board or committee?

If so please contact the Supervisor or attend a board meeting with what you might be interested in. We are always interested in hearing from residents who would enjoy working with the members of the board. It could be as an appointee to serve on one of the Boards or election work or on some fact-finding committees with other governmental entities. Contact any of the Board members if you have any other questions or comments or suggestions. We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can. At the same time let us know if there is something in particular that you would like covered in the future or on the website. Thank you.

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