Lenawee County Summary

Lenawee County is located in the south-central portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  County residents are within a 1 1/2 to 2 mile drive of Detroit, Toledo, Ann arbor, Lansing, and Jackson.  The Meridian – utilized by surveyors, land owners and other powers to identify the location of real property in Michigan – is also Lenawee County’s western border.  US-127 / Meridian Raod roughly follows the Meridian.

The county is comprised of 22 townships, 8 villages, 4 cities, and a variety of crossroads hamlets and other small settlements.  The townships and incorporated villages and cities are governed by elected boards and councils.  County residents are also represented by a coutny board of commissioners.  county residents are represented by 1 of the 9 commissioners serving on the governing body.  The entire county is also part of Michigan District 7 of the US House of Representatives.  The Townships of Cambridge is included in Michigan House District 64 and the majority of the County is included in District 65.  The entire county is located in Michigan Senate District 17.