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

The Northernmost Point of Lake Michigan

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
1. The Northernmost Point of Lake Michigan Marker
Inscription.  About a mile west of here is the northernmost point of Lake Michigan. This geographical location is of historical importance because the act of Congress which created the territory of Michigan in 1805 used it to mark the western boundary of this new frontier governmental unit. The boundary line ran up the middle of Lake Michigan "to its northern extremity, and thence due North to the northern boundary of the United States." West of this line the Upper Peninsula in 1805 was part of Indiana Territory. In 1818, Michigan's boundary was pushed west to the Mississippi River. All of the U.P., along with what is now Wisconsin and part of Minnesota, came within the limits of the territory.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 258.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 46° 5.723′ N, 85° 23.533′ W. Marker is near
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2. The Northernmost Point of Lake Michigan Marker
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Naubinway, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 2 1.1 miles east of Beach Road. Marker is in a rest area off of U.S. Highway 2 about 4 miles east of Naubinway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Naubinway MI 49762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  Act Dividing Indiana Territory, 1805. Text of the act separating Michigan Territory from Indiana Territory. (Submitted on September 10, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
The Northernmost Point of Lake Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
3. The Northernmost Point of Lake Michigan Marker
View looking towards the east.
The Northernmost Point of Lake Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
4. The Northernmost Point of Lake Michigan Marker
View of Lake Michigan from the rest area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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