Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Laura Smith Haviland
1808 - 1898
Adrian Woman's Christian
"I was thirsty and ye gave me drink."
Matthew XXV 35
A tribute to a life consecrated to the betterment of humanity.
In 1839 she established the Raisin Institute of Learning.
Fearlessly she combatted slavery with a firm reliance on divine protection, devoting time and means to assist those escaping from bondage.
During the Civil War she nursed the sick and wounded in southern hospitals and on battlefields. Her memory is revered by our country's defenders.
She founded the State Public School for Dependent Children at Coldwater. The Industrial Home for Girls at Adrian owes much to her efforts.
Erected by Adrian Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the Haviland Memorial Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Education • War, US Civil • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 41° 53.838′ N, 84° 2.223′ W. Marker is in Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street (State Highway 52) and South Main Street (State Highway 52), on the right when traveling east on East Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 East Church Street, Adrian MI 49221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laura Haviland (here, next to this marker); The Antislavery - Underground Railroad Movement (a few steps from this marker); A Bench By The Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Navin & The Detroit Tigers (within shouting distance of this marker); Adrian Fire Department / Adrian Engine House No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Adrian & The Republican Party (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adrian Union Hall (about 600 feet away); Cooley Law Office (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.