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Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lenawee County Fairgrounds

 
 
Lenawee County Fairgrounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
1. Lenawee County Fairgrounds Marker
Inscription. The Agricultural Society of Lenawee County organized and held its first fair in 1839, making it one of Michigans oldest county fairs. The fair originally took place in downtown Adrian between River Street and the River Raisin. In 1879 the grandstand collapsed in the county's worst disaster to that date. The event sent the fair into bankruptcy, but the agricultural society persevered. In 1884 it purchased this site. The oldest building on the grounds is the 1899 octagon Grange Building. A 1905 Adrian Daily Telegram claimed "No other county in the world has as many granges as Lenawee County." The 4-H Building, the Women's Congress Building, and the grandstand are among the fairground's other early structures.
 
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2102.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 53.911′ N, 84° 1.127′ W. Marker is in Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dean Street and East Hunt Street, on the right when traveling north on North Dean Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 North Dean Street, Adrian MI 49221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lenawee County Fairgrounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
2. Lenawee County Fairgrounds Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John's Lutheran Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles Miller Croswell (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governor Charles M. Croswell / Croswell House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Adrian's Governors (approx. 0.8 miles away); County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
 
Categories. AgricultureEntertainment
 
Grange Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
3. Grange Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Looking for pictures of the 4-H Building and the Women's Congress Building, as well as a better picture of the Grange Building. • Can you help?
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