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LENAWEE COUNTY MICHIGAN







Lenawee County

Pronounced: LEN a way
Size: 755 Square Miles
Elevation: 700-1100 Feet
Physiography: Hilly uplands, rolling plains, lake-border plains
Growing Season: 140-160 days
Annual Precipitation: 31-33 inches
Average Snowfall: 40 inches or less
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood, Maple-Beech
Fall Colors: Mid October

Lenawee County was named for a Shawnee word for "Indian". The first railroad rail west of New York was the 33 mile long Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad. It reached to Adrian in 1836 and the train cars were horse drawn. In 1840 a second railroad came to Lenawee call the Michigan Southern. These two railroads helped to increase the county's growth. A bi-racial coeducation teacher's college was founded named The Raisin Institute. In 1859 Adrian College was opened. In the 1800's there was production of railroad cars, wire fencing and automobiles. One of many attractions to this county is the Michigan International Speedway.


Lenawee County Travelers Bureau

Addison (49220) Addison Junction Adrian (49221)
Birdsall Blissfield (49228) Blissfield Junction
Britton (49229) Cadmus (49221) Cambridge Junction
Canandaigua Cement City (49233) Clayton (49235)
Clinton (49236) Deerfield (49238) Devils Lake
Fairfield Geneva Holloway
Hudson (49247) Jasper (49248) Lake Ridge
Lenawee Junction Lime Creek Macon
Manitou Beach (49253) Medina Morenci (49256)
Mulberry Munson Newburg
Ogden Onsted (49265) Palmyra (49268)
Quaker Mills Ridgeville Ridgeway (49275)
Riga (49276) Rollin (49278) Sand Creek (49279)
Seneca (49280) South Dover South Fairfield
Southland Springville Tecumseh (49286)
Tipton (49287) Victorsville Wellsville
Weston (49289) Wood Station blank





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