“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

St. Ignace

St. Ignace Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
1. St. Ignace Marker
Inscription. Pere Marquette established in 1671 the Mission of St. Ignace. French troops soon after built Fort Buade. The state’s second oldest white village guarded the Straits while serving as the most important French fur post in the northwest. By 1706 both the fort and mission were abandoned. Only in the 19th century did lumbering and fishing revive the town.
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 41.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 45° 52.085′ N, 84° 43.427′ W. Marker is in St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on Business Interstate 75, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Between Central Hill & E. Truckey Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mackinac County Soldiers & Sailors War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mackinac Straits (approx. 1.3 miles away); South Tower Fog Bell (approx. 1˝ miles away); Prentiss M. Brown, Michigan Lawyer, Mackinac Visionary (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mackinac Bridge, Michigan (approx. 1˝ miles away); David B. Steinman (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ottawa Indian Village (approx. 3.7 miles away); British Landing (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraForts, Castles
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