Fort Holmes

Fort Holmes (HM11HG)

Location: Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Mackinac County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 51.48', W 84° 36.993'

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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.
HM NumberHM11HG
Placed ByMackinac Island State Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 685026 N 5081033
Decimal Degrees45.85800000, -84.61655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 51.48', W 84° 36.993'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 51' 28.80" N, 84° 36' 59.58" W
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Area Code(s)906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 Fort Holmes Rd, Mackinac Island MI 49757, US
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