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

Historic Fort Mackinac

 
 
Historic Fort Mackinac Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
1. Historic Fort Mackinac Marker
Inscription. Mackinac Island has been called the most historic spot in the Middle West. Fort Mackinac was first built by the British in 1780-81. It was not until 1796, thirteen years after the end of the Revolutionary War, that the British relinquished this fort to the Americans. At the outbreak of the War of 1812 the British seized the island and built Fort George. This fort, which you see to the north beyond the Rifle Range, was renamed Fort Holmes by the Americans who reoccupied the island in 1815. Troops garrisoned Fort Mackinac until 1895.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 189.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 51.18′ N, 84° 37.032′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on Huron Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Fur Company Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Skull Cave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sainte Anne Church (approx. 0.3 miles
Northeast Corner of Historic Fort Mackinac with Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
2. Northeast Corner of Historic Fort Mackinac with Marker
away); Fort Holmes (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Holmes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); Mission Church (approx. half a mile away); British Landing (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
Historic Fort Mackinac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, July 9, 2007
3. Historic Fort Mackinac Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2010. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada.   2. submitted on August 29, 2010, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada.   3. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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