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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
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. Located in Mackinac State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7029 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Fort Holmes image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, July 9, 2007
2. Fort Holmes
A different marker also named Fort Holmes (here, next to this marker); Skull Cave (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Skull Cave (about 600 feet away); Post Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sugar Loaf (approx. ¼ mile away); Greany Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scout Barracks / Parade Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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