Introduction to Adrian, Michigan
Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee county, is 29 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is in the Ann Arbor area. There are 21,574 residents in Adrian.
Addison J. Comstock was the first settler to arrive in this area. He acquired over 1,000 acres of land in this region and settled down here in 1826. The town was known as Logan unitl 1828. However, Comstock's wife persuaded him to change the name to Adrian in honor of the Roman emperor, Hadrian. In 1838, the legislature officially adopted the name Adrian.
Adrian and nearby Attractions
- Lenawee Historical Society Museum
- Croswell Opera House
- Adrian Area Chamber Of Commerce
- Oakwood Cemetery
- Lake Adrian
- Deerfield Park
Things To Do In Adrian
The city of Adrian is near a number of historic sites and museums. From here, one can visit Historic Fort Wayne, the Croswell Opera House or the Fallen Timbers Memorial. This memorial is located near the site of the 1794 battle of Fallen Timbers. There are a number of pristine lakes, including Lake Adrian and Wolf Creek. The Hidden Lake Gardens and Deerfield Park also provide recreational facilities for both adults and children.
Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
Adrian Higher Education
Residents of Adrian can pursue higher educational opportunities at Siena Heights University or at Adrian College. Other higher educational institutes nearby include the Washtenaw Community College, Owens Community College-Toledo Campus and the University of Toledo.