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St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort de Buade

 
 
Fort de Buade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
1. Fort de Buade Marker
Inscription.  This fort was built by the French near here within a decade after Marquette had established his mission in 1671. Its name was that of the family of Frontenac, the French Governor for North America. Until Detroit was founded in 1701, this was the most important French post west of Montreal. The fort's commandant had charge of all other French forts in the West. Also known as Fort Michilimackinac, it was the first of three forts which were to bear this name in the Straits area.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 98.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or Castles. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 45° 52.135′ N, 84° 43.741′ W. Marker is in St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of North State Street (Business Interstate 75) and East Goudreau Street, on the left when traveling north on North State Street. Touch for map.
Fort de Buade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
2. Fort de Buade Marker
The marker is next to the St. Ignace Municipal Building.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 396 North State Street, Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native American Land Losses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Mill Slip (about 400 feet away); Watery Graveyard (about 500 feet away); Mackinaw Boat (about 500 feet away); Commercial Fishing (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Mackinaw Boat (about 600 feet away); Civilian Conservation Corps (about 600 feet away); Two Cultures Meet (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
Also see . . .  Fort de Buade. Wikipedia article (Submitted on September 15, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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