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Situated at the intersection of Pratt Road and Hadley Road, Hadley is an unincorporated community in north-central Hadley Township, in the southwestern corner of Lapeer County, Michigan.

As an unincorporated community, Hadley doesn't have defined boundaries. Its settlement area is pretty clear on a map, as the next closest community is four miles away. The largest concentration of the settlement is at the Pratt-Hadley Road intersection, extending north and south along Hadley Road and, to a lesser extent, east and west along Pratt Road.

Hadley is not isolated, however. Hadley Road connects with I-69 to the north, while Pratt Road becomes Hill Road, connecting with M-15 to the west, and Pratt Road connects with M-24 to the east.

Incorporated cities and villages within twenty miles of Hadley include Metamora, Goodrich, Ortonville, Lapeer, Davison, Grand Blanc, Oxford, Burton, Dryden, Columbiaville, Lake Orion, Flint, and Leonard, and there are seven unincorporated communities within ten miles: Kerr Hill, Farmers Creek, Atlas, Elba, Hunters Creek, Thornville, and Oakwood.

The Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area is just over three miles to the southeast, while the Ortonville State Recreation Area is about five miles to the south. Mill Creek flows through the southeastern and southern part of the community, connecting with Lake Lapeer to the northeast and Bunnel Lake to the southwest. Hemingway Lake is northwest of Hadley.

The area was first settled by two brothers, John and H.M. Look, in 1834. Others soon followed, and the community was first known as Farmers Creek, before another nearby community took that name. In 1835, William Hart, Abraham Tunison, and Charles Campbell came and they soon became prominent in community affairs.

A post office was established on May 7, 1838, with John Mill, Jr. as the first postmaster. In 1907, Franklin Hadley became the postmaster, and members of the Hadley family served as the postmaster for the community for about fifty years. The community was named for Reverend Hadley, a member of the same family, although the community was never incorporated as a village.

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