Post Cemetery

Post Cemetery (HM20UN)

Location: Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Mackinac County
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N 45° 51.509', W 84° 37.259'

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The Post Cemetery is the final resting place for Fort Mackinac soldiers, their families and local officials.
Although the origin of the cemetery is lost in history, local lore from the nineteenth century suggests that both American and British War of 1812 soldiers are buried here.
Many early burials were marked with simple wooden crosses that have long since decayed and disappeared.
As a result, many of the burials are unknown.

Among the known burials is German-born, Civil War veteran Ignatius Goldhofer who came to Fort Mackinac in 1869 with a variety of ailments and old wounds.
When he died three years later his wife and four children buried him in the Post Cemetery.

Civilian interments include Edward Biddle who served the community as sheriff, village president and surveyor in the mid nineteenth century.
In the 1880's, Lieutenant Calvin Cowles and his wife Mary buried their infant children Josiah and Isabel next to each other in the shaded northeast corner of the cemetery.

Made possible by a gift from Mackinac Associates
HM NumberHM20UN
Placed ByMackinac Associates
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 684680 N 5081076
Decimal Degrees45.85848333, -84.62098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 51.509', W 84° 37.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 51' 30.54" N, 84° 37' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)906
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Garrison Rd, Mackinac Island MI 49757, US
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