Michigan Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Bois Blanc Island, Reservation, Michigan
Brady Fort, Michigan – At Sault Ste. Marie.
Buade Fort, Michigan – At Mackinac.
Butler Camp, Michigan – At Mount Clemens.

Cowpens Fort at, Michigan.
Crawford Fort, Michigan.

Detroit Arsenal, Michigan – At Detroit.
Detroit Fort, Michigan – At Detroit.
Detroit Barracks, Michigan – At Detroit.

Eaton, Camp, Michigan – On Island Lake.

George Fort, Michigan – On Mackinac Island.
Gratiot Fort, Michigan – On St. Clair River, near Port Huron, at outlet of Lake Huron.

Harper General Hospital, Michigan – At Detroit.
Holmes Fort, Michigan – On Mackinac Island.

La Bay Fort, Michigan – On Fox River, near Lake Michigan on the site of old Fort Howard.
Le Noult Fort, Michigan – At Detroit; subsequently called Fort Shelby.

Mackinac Fort, Michigan – On Mackinac Island.
Miami Fort Michigan – At mouth of Josephs River.
Michigan State Soldiers’ Home, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Michilimackinac Island Fort on, Michigan – Fort Mackinac.

Pontchartrain Fort, Michigan – At Detroit.

Saguina, or Saginaw, Bay, Fort at, Michigan – On Lake Huron.
St. Joseph, Fort, Michigan – On Lake Huron, present site of Fort Gratiot.
St. Marys Fort, Michigan – On St. Marys Strait.
St. Josephs River Fort at, Michigan – At mouth of River.
Sault Ste. Marie Fort at, Michigan – Fort Brady.
Shelby Fort, Michigan – At Detroit.

Wilson Fort, Michigan.



MLA Source Citation:

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 15 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/michigan/michigan-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Nov 7th, 2013


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