Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Highest point on the island, 325 feet above the straits and 168 feet above Fort Mackinac.
Built by the British soon after the capture of Fort Mackinac, July 17, 1812. British named it Fort George, after the reigning English King, George III. Renamed by the Americans Fort Holmes, after Major Andrew Hunter Holmes, who was killed in the Battle of Mackinac Island, August 4, 1814, in an attempt to take the fort from the British. The blockhouse, central feature of the fort, was destroyed by the Americans after the war, but was later restored. Destroyed by fire in 1933, restored to its original form by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1936.
Erected by Mackinac Island State Park Commission.
Location. 45° 51.48′ N, 84° 36.993′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker can be reached from Fort Holmes Road half a mile south of Garrison Road. Touch for map. Located in Mackinac State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7029 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Holmes (here, next to this marker); Skull Cave Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Fur Company Store (approx. half a mile away); Sainte Anne Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mission Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); British Landing (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
Also see . . . Fort Holmes. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 •
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