About Our Area
Lenawee County, founded in 1822, is home to 98,623 residents spread across 750 square miles. It is also home to 52 inland lakes, offering a variety of recreational activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, boating, jet skiing, rowing, and fishing. Adrian, Michigan is the proud home of the Page Fence Giants, a professional Black-American baseball team (1894-1898), as well as the Lion Car Company (1909 – 1912).
Lenawee County is also home to three institutions of higher education: Adrian College, Siena Heights University, and Jackson College. A visit to Downtown Adrian will take you to the Croswell Opera House, Michigan's oldest theatre and one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the United States. Built in 1866, the Croswell Opera House continues to offer high-quality live entertainment in a beautiful historic facility.
For those looking for a more tranquil experience, Lenawee County offers a 755-acre botanical garden, complete with a bonsai garden, horticulture classes, and stunning fall colors. For those seeking more excitement, Michigan International Speedway offers the thunder of NASCAR racing.