“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Sainte Anne Church

Sainte Anne Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., circa July 2010
1. Sainte Anne Church Marker
Inscription. In 1670, Jesuit Father Charles Dablon founded a birchbark mission chapel on Mackinac Island. The following year, Father Jacques Marquette relocated the mission at Saint Ignace. Abandoned in 1706 and restablished at Fort Michilimackinac around 1715, the new church was named Sainte Anne de Michilimackinac. During the winter of 1780-1781, British troops relocated to the island and moved the church building across the ice. The parish is the nation's oldest dedicated to Saint Anne, and maintains baptismal records dating from April 1695.
Erected 1992 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S622.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 45° 51.01′ N, 84° 36.684′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive (State Highway 185) and Church Street, on the left when traveling west on Lake Shore Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Fur Company Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.3 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Holmes (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Holmes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Skull Cave (approx. 0.6 miles away); British Landing (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mackinac Island.
Also see . . .  History of Sainte Anne Catholic Church. (Submitted on August 2, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. Churches, Etc.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on August 2, 2016.
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