Station: Tecumseh, MI

LSMS Tecumseh Station DTM Bridge Tecumseh MI Tecumseh was settled about 1824 and was the first county seat of Lenawee County from 1826 to 1837. The town became a village in 1837 and a city in 1953.

The town was home to three different railroads. The E&K's Tecumseh Branch came through here in the 1840's and was later absorbed by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern and renamed the Jackson Branch for its new terminus to the north. The Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee came through here next in the 1880's on its line from Allegan to Dundes. The third line into town was the Detroit & Lima Northern which came up from Lima, Ohio via Adrian. This line ended in Tecumseh and they used trackage rights on the DT&M to reach Dundee and points east to the Delray area of southwest Detroit.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, the Lake Shore depot at North Yard in Tecumseh. [Kirk Hise collection, courtesy of Cynthia Givens, Southern Michigan Railroad Society] 2nd photo, a postcard view of the DT&M bridge over the Raisin River, 3/4 mile east of downtown Tecumseh. This bridge was used by the DT&M, DT&I and LSMS railroads at one time or another.