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Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Holmes

 
 
Fort Holmes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, July 9, 2007
1. Fort Holmes Marker
Inscription. Here in 1812, on the island's highest point, a blockhouse and stockade were built by the British and named Fort George. It was the bulwark of British defenses in 1814 when the American attack was repulsed. After the war the Americans renamed the post in honor of Major Holmes, who was killed during the American assault in 1814. The fort was not maintained by the Americans, however. The present blockhouse is not the original building.
 
Erected 1959 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 78.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 51.48′ N, 84° 36.993′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker can be reached from Fort Holmes Road half a mile south of Garrison Road. Click for map. Located in Mackinac State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7029 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Holmes (here, next to this marker); Skull Cave (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Fort Mackinac
Fort Holmes image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, July 9, 2007
2. Fort Holmes
(approx. 0.3 miles away); American Fur Company Store (approx. half a mile away); Sainte Anne Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mission Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); British Landing (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mackinac Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Holmes Informational Site. Center for Geographic Information (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

2. Fort Holmes. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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