Lenawee County Fairgrounds Historical

Lenawee County Fairgrounds Historical (HM1XU4)

Location: Adrian, MI 49221 Lenawee County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 53.911', W 84° 1.127'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1XU4
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 747301 N 4642807
Decimal Degrees41.89851667, -84.01878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.911', W 84° 1.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 54.66" N, 84° 1' 7.62" W
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Area Code(s)517
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Race Track Rd, Adrian MI 49221, US
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