Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Named by the
Michigan Historical Commission
Mackinac Island State Park Commission
In honor of
Teacher – Lawyer – Exporer
Soldier – Diplomat – Statesman
Born October 9th, 1782
Died June 17th, 1866
Appointed by President Thomas Jefferson U.S. Marshal for the District of Ohio 1807-1811
Brigadier – General 1813
Governor of Michigan Territory 1813-1831
Secretary of War in President Andrew Jackson’s Cabinet 1831 – 1866
Minister to France 1836 – 1842
United States Senator from Michigan
1845-1848 & 1849-1857
Secretary of State 1857 – 1860
He explored the country from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and negotiated with the Indian Tribes just treaties. His fair and generous treatment accorded to the Indians of the Northwest secured to the Peninsular State its peaceful settlement and continued prosperity.
Erected 1915 by
The Citizens of Michigan
In grateful appreciation of
His distinguished and patriotic services
To his country and state
Erected 1915 by The Citizens of
Location. 45° 51.138′ N, 84° 36.836′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on Huron Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the top of a cliff, on Huron Road, overlooking the Mackinac Island marina and Lake Huron. 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 walking distance of this marker. Greany Grove (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Island House (about 600 feet away); Scout Barracks / Parade Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sainte Anne Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Fur Company Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Holmes (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
Also see . . .
1. Lewis Cass.
Lewis Cass was an American military officer and politician. He was the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in 1848. His political position endorsed a Jeffersonian political philosophy. He believed in agrarianism, individual liberty, and limited government. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Biographies of the Secretaries of State: Lewis Cass (1782–1866).
Lewis Cass was appointed Secretary (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Lewis Cass.
This statue of Lewis Cass was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Michigan in 1889. Cass served as governor of the Michigan territory, secretary of war, minister to France and was a member of the U.S. Senate. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. Lewis Cass - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 17, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 127 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.