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

Grave of Father Marquette

 
 
Grave of Father Marquette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
1. Grave of Father Marquette Marker
Inscription.  
(Translation of Latin Text on Monument)

In Memorium
Erected by the citizens of St. Ignace in 1882, this monument marks the grave of Rev. Father James Marquette, S.J., who died on the eighteenth day of May, 1675, at the age of thirty eight and was buried here, in 1677.
R. I. P.

 
Location. 45° 52.282′ N, 84° 43.897′ W. Marker is in St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of Marquette Street and North State Street (Business Interstate 75), on the right when traveling west on Marquette Street. Marker is in Fr. Marquette Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 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. Father Marquette Park Kiosk (a few steps from this marker); Huron Indians at St. Ignace (a few steps from this marker); St. Ignace Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of Columbus Plaque (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huron Longhouse
Grave of Father Marquette and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
2. Grave of Father Marquette and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Voyage of Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); Michilimackinac Cove (within shouting distance of this marker); What's in the Water? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
Also see . . .  Jacques Marquette. Wikipedia article (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Grave of Father Marquette Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
3. Grave of Father Marquette Gravestone
The Latin text is inscribed on the gravestone. The text on the plaque at the base is nearly identical to the marker:
In memory of
Rev. Father James Marquette, S.J., who died the eighteenth day of May MDCLXXV, at the age of thirty eight and was buried in this grave A.D. MDCLXXVII. R.I.P.
This monument was raised by the citizens of St. Ignace, A.D. MDCCCLXXXII.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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