Lenawee

Lenawee County was formed, but not fully organized, in 1822 from Monroe County. It included part of the strip of land disputed between Michigan and Ohio. It was fully organized in 1826. Mich Terr. Laws 2:292. When the boundary dispute was settled in 1836, Lenawee lost territory, 5 Stat. 49. The name Lenawee is said to be derived from a Native American word—tribe undetermined —meaning “man” or “male”.

Selected general works

Lenawee County Historical Society.
Seeds of Time [series]. 1999-2009.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N [various call numbers]

Angus, Reginald, Mrs.
Civil War History of the Irish Hills. 1966.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .L5 A58 1966

Lewis, Helen F.
Southeastern Michigan Pioneer Families: Especially Lenawee County and New York Origins. 1994.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .L5 L49 1994

Saborio, Gladys.
Michigan’s US-12 Heritage Trail: the Nation’s Second Highway.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F567 .S22 2015

Lindquist, Charles N., 1939-
Lenawee County: A Harvest of Pride and Promise: An Illustrated History. 1990.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .L5 L55 1990

Selected newspapers

Adrian.
Adrian Daily Telegram. 1898-1973.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Tecumseh.
The Tecumseh Herald. 1850-1991.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Clinton.
The Clinton Local. 1920-2010.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Hudson.
The Hudson Gazette and Hudson Post-Gazette. 1858-.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Adrian.
[Adrian Miscellaneous Newspapers]. 1848-1858.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Combined Atlases of Lenawee County, Michigan: 1874, 1893, 1916. 1978.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N Oversize G1412 .L5 .U5 1978

Higgins, Sylvester W.
Map of Lenawee County. 1844.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH MAPS 4N G4113 .L51844 .H5

Rockford Map Publishers.
Triennial Atlas & Plat Book, Lenawee County, Michigan. 1976, 1971.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413 .L5 R65 [YEAR]

Adrian Daily Telegram.
Atlas and Plat Book of Lenawee County, Michigan. 1921.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N Folio G1413 .L5 K47z 1921

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Chapman Brothers.
Portrait and Biographical Album of Lenawee County, Mich. 1888.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .L5 P8 1888

Peck, Paul R.
Landsmen of Lenawee County. 1981.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .L5 P43 1981

Bowen, Harriet Cole.
Vital Records Collection of Daughters of American Revolution: Lenawee County Census 1830. 1935.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .L5 V5 1935

Fuller, George N. (George Newman), 1873-1957.
A Third Volume Containing Local History and Personal Sketches [of Saginaw and Lenawee Counties, Michigan]. 1924.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S F566 .C67 1973 r.52 no. 157

Stevens, Carol A. Bowen, 1948-.
Indexes to Naturalizations, Lenawee County, Michigan: From the Lenawee County Clerk’s Office, from the Lenawee county clerk's office, with samples and explanations. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .L5 S74 1999

Selected government publications

United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service.
Soil Survey, Lenawee County, Michigan. 1961.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S A 57.38:947/10

United States Department of Agriculture.
A Study of Farm Management Problems in Lenawee County, Mich. 1918.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS STORAGE A 1.3: 676-700

Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Report of the Select Committee on the Petition of Inhabitants of Lenawee County for the Extension of the Right to Trial by Jury to Fugitive Slaves. 1837.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL E450 .M53 1837

Michigan. Department of Treasury.
Report on Examination, Lenawee County…. 1951-1977. [Title varies].
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL HJ 9259 .L46 E93

Kus, Susan Mary.
Report of the Archaeological Survey of the Michigan Department of State Highways Right-of-Way for US-127 from US-12 to M-50. 1977.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL F572 .J2 K8 1977

Updated 11/29/2018