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Adrian is a city of 21,000 people (2019) county seat of Lenawee County. Adrian is sometimes referred to as "the Maple City" due in part to the many sugar maple and other maple tree species found throughout the city. From here, a congregation of Quakers operated part of the Underground Railroad.


Adrian was founded on June 18, 1826 as Logan by Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad promoter Addison Comstock. His wife renamed it to its current name after Roman Emperor Hadrian. Even though it shaped up to be one of the motor capitals of the world from 1900 to 1912, it failed due to one company making bad financial decisions and the other to a fire at its plant. However, J. Wallace Page invented the first successful wire fence, making Adrian known from the late 1800s to the early 1900s as the fence capital of the world with one of the world's first fencing manufacturers.

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Map of Adrian (Michigan)

  • 1 Lenawee County Airport (ADG IATA). A General aviation airport. Lenawee County Airport (Q6522297) on Wikidata Lenawee County Airport on Wikipedia
  • Kiwanis Trail. A former railroad that's been converted to an 8 mile bicycle trail to Tecumseh, Michigan Kiwanis Trail (Q24061925) on Wikidata Kiwanis Trail on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Lenawee County Historical Museum & Archives, 110 E Church St, . Open from 10AM; closed on Sundays & Mondays. Opened in 1972 and housed in Adrian's old Carnegie Library in 1980, the Lenawee County Historical Museum collects artifacts relating to Lenawee County and its place in Michigan's history. Adrian Public Library (Q4685292) on Wikidata Adrian Public Library on Wikipedia
  • 2 Adrian College. Adrian College (Q4684938) on Wikidata Adrian College on Wikipedia
  • 3 Governor Charles Croswell House. Governor Charles Croswell House (Q5589533) on Wikidata Governor Charles Croswell House on Wikipedia
  • 4 Civil War Memorial. Civil War Memorial (Q5124618) on Wikidata Civil War Memorial (Adrian, Michigan) on Wikipedia
  • 5 Lenawee County Courthouse. Lenawee County Courthouse (Q6522299) on Wikidata Lenawee County Courthouse on Wikipedia
  • 6 Clark Memorial Hall. Clark Memorial Hall (Q5127323) on Wikidata Clark Memorial Hall on Wikipedia
  • 7 Adrian Engine House No. 1. A historic fire station building. Adrian Engine House No. 1 (Q4685000) on Wikidata Adrian Engine House No. 1 on Wikipedia


  • 1 Croswell Opera House. Croswell Opera House (Q5188924) on Wikidata Croswell Opera House on Wikipedia
  • 2 Lenawee County Fair.
  • 3 Arrington Ice Arena. Arrington Ice Arena (Q4795996) on Wikidata Arrington Ice Arena on Wikipedia
  • Heritage Park and Trestle Park have extensive mountain bike trails and boardwalks along the river. Trestle Park features a pedestrian walkway along a former railroad trestle.


  • 1 Adrian Mall. The mall, which opened in 1970, has suffered from roof issues and water damage and was closed in June 2020. Two stores, the Hobby Lobby and Dunham's Sports, remain open while Corta Development plans to remodel the rest of the mall. Adrian Mall (Q4685199) on Wikidata Adrian Mall on Wikipedia





The area code is 517.

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