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The boundaries of the eighty-three counties in Michigan have not changed substantially since 1897. Wayne County was the sixth county in the Northwest Territory, formed 15 August 1796 and organized in 1815. Wayne County was created 21 November 1815 as an original county of Michigan.

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Lenawee County, Michigan

Lenawee County Education, Geography, and HistoryLenawee County, Michigan Courthouse

Lenawee County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 99,892. The county seat is Adrian. The county was created in 1822 and organized in 1826.

Lenawee County comprises the Adrian, MI Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI Combined Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Lenawee County Name

Lenawee County is a Henry Schoolcraft neologism signifying a Native American word for man - either from the Delaware "leno or lenno" or the Shawnee "lenawai."

Demographics:

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Lenawee County History

Lenawee County is a Henry Schoolcraft neologism signifying a Native American word for man - either from the Delaware "leno or lenno" or the Shawnee "lenawai."

The County was organized in 1826. It was split off from Monroe County, Michigan.

Set Off: 1822 and attached to Monroe County

Organized: 1826

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 761 square miles (1,970 km2), of which 750 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (1.6%) is water. Lenawee County is considered to be part of Southeastern Michigan.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Washtenaw County (northeast)
  • Jackson County (northwest)
  • Monroe County (east)
  • Hillsdale County (west)
  • Lucas County, Ohio (southeast)
  • Fulton County, Ohio (southwest)

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