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Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA (Fort Michilimackinac)
1854 - Mackinac / Michilimackinac / Mackinaw



Mackinac, or Michilimackinac, commonly called Mackinaw, a post-village, capital of Michilimackinac co., Michigan, on an island of the same name, in Lake Huron, about 320 miles by water, N. N. W. from Detroit. Lat. 45° 54' N., Lon. 84° 30'. It is pleasantly situated around a small bay at the south eastern part of the island. The harbor is safe and deep enough for large vessels. Fort Mackinaw stands on a rocky height 150 feet above the village which it commands. Here is an agency for Indian affairs. The village contains a court house, 2 or 3 churches, and numerous stores. The trade of Mackinac in 1 851 was computed at $356,218. Large numbers of fish are exported from this place. Pop. in 1853, 1200. See Michilimackinac.

Michilimackinac, sometimes written Mackinac, a county of Michigan, in the E. part of the upper peninsula, borders on Lake Michigan and the traits of Mackinac, which separate it from the lower peninsula. The surface is uneven, and is timbered with pine and other trees. Lumber is the chief article of export. In 1850 the county produced 814 tons of hay, and 19,040 bushels of potatoes. It contained 16 churches, and 348 pupils at tending public schools. Capital, Mackinac. Population, including 21 unorganized counties, 3598.

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA (Fort Michilimackinac)

Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA (Fort Michilimackinac)

Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA (Fort Michilimackinac)