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Niles in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort St. Joseph

 
 
Fort St. Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
1. Fort St. Joseph Marker
Inscription. The French fort built here in 1691 controlled southern Michiganís principal Indian trade routes. Missionaries and fur traders were here already. The fort became a British outpost in 1761. Two years later it was one of the forts seized by Indians during the uprising of Chief Pontiac. Still later, traders made it their headquarters. In 1781 Spanish raiders ran up the flag of Spain at the fort for a few hours.
 
Erected 1957. (Marker Number S0004.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 48.763′ N, 86° 15.688′ W. Marker is in Niles, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is on South Bond St. near Fort Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niles MI 49120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Claude Jean Allouez S. J. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ring Lardner (approx. ĺ mile away); Saint Maryís (approx. 0.9 miles away); PA-WA-TING (approx. one mile away); Trinity Church (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Inscribed "Fort St Joseph 1691 - 1761" image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
2. Inscribed "Fort St Joseph 1691 - 1761"
Wesley United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Parrott Civil War Cannon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Niles Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niles.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Sites: Fort St. Joseph. by Robert C. Myers on the Northwest Territory Alliance website. (Submitted on July 11, 2007.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Inscribed "Fort St Joseph 1691 - 1761" image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
3. Inscribed "Fort St Joseph 1691 - 1761"
The Fort St Joseph Museum is located behind the City Hall in Niles, MI. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
4. The Fort St Joseph Museum is located behind the City Hall in Niles, MI.
Stone benches next to the inscribed stone image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
5. Stone benches next to the inscribed stone
The top step said "Dedicated Jul XXXX (couldn't read the date - was very worn down). image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
6. The top step said "Dedicated Jul XXXX (couldn't read the date - was very worn down).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,894 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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