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

Sainte Anne Church

Sainte Anne Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1695.
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
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on Lake Shore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Mission Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Island House (about 700 feet away); "Cass Cliff" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Dormitory / Henry R. Schoolcraft (approx. 0.2 miles away); Somewhere in Time Gazebo (approx. Ό mile away); Greany Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Fur Company Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. William Beaumont (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 44 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 2, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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Oct. 4, 2022