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Wayne County Places & Things Named for Politicians

   Wayne County is named for Anthony Wayne
   O. L. Smith Middle School, in Dearborn, is named for O. L. Smith.
   The Edwards Bridge, crossing the Ecorse River, between Wyandotte and Ecorse, is named for Arthur W. Edwards.
   The Nancy Boykin Continuing Education Center (closed 2010), an alternative school for pregnant teens in Detroit, was named for Nancy M. Boykin.
   The former Fred C. Fischer Library, in Belleville, was named for Fred C. Fischer.
   Haigh Elementary School, in Dearborn, is named for Henry A. Haigh.
   The John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10), in Detroit, is named for John C. Lodge.
   The city of Dearborn is named for Henry Dearborn.
   John Dingell Drive, in Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, is named for John D. Dingell.
   Fred C. Fischer Elementary School (built 1957, closed 2011), in Taylor, was named for Fred C. Fischer.
   Groesbeck Highway (M-97), from Detroit, northeast into suburban Macomb County, is named for Alex J. Groesbeck.
   The James H. Lincoln Hall of Juvenile Justice, in Detroit, is named for James H. Lincoln.
   Cass Avenue, Cass Park, and Cass Technical High School, in Detroit, are named for Lewis Cass.
   The Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, in Detroit, is named for Theodore Levin.
   The Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building, in Detroit, is named for Patrick V. McNamara.
   Edwin Denby High School (opened 1930), in Detroit, is named for Edwin Denby.
   The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, in Detroit, is named for John D. Dingell.
   John Glenn High School, in Westland, is named for John Glenn.
   Bagley Street, in downtown Detroit, is named for John J. Bagley.
   Woodbridge Street, in downtown Detroit, is named for William Woodbridge.
   John R. Street, in Detroit, is named for John R. Williams.
   McNamara Terminal, at Detroit Metro Airport, in Romulus, is named for Edward H. McNamara.
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