Formation and Development of Lenawee County

Please join us at the museum on Saturday, March 2, 2024, to learn how Lenawee County was established, including histories of the villages and hamlets as they were settled and the development of the roads and railroads.

Dr. Howard Pennington is a retired veterinarian and life-long resident of Lenawee County. His family dates back to the earliest settlers of the county. Dr. Pennington will talk about the Formation and Development of Lenawee County during this presentation, starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Frazier Auditorium on the second floor of the museum.

John Pennington and his family came to Michigan in 1829. Using an Indian trail that wound its way between Saline and Tecumseh, the Penningtons were on their way to the Raisin Township area. This trail ran through what would later be called Macon.

Soon after getting his family settled near his brother-in-law, Darius Comstock in Raisin, John Pennington returned to the Macon area and purchased 160 acres. The Penningtons became the first settlers to live between Tecumseh and Saline.

Lenawee Historical Society, Inc., is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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