From Isaac Takyi: The name "Tetrem" provides an insight into the "mind and spirit" of a town. Most towns are named after persons, animals, rivers, etc and are usually constrained by their physical boundaries. Tetrem was founded by Ashanti Royals as a town that should not be limited by its physical size but by "the goodness, strength, energy, spirit and mind" of its citizens. Using the old adage that "the good that men do lives after them", Tetrem symbolises a town whose reach will go beyond its borders. Hence, the name "Tetrem" ("te-tre-mu") literally means "settle in and grow".