Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery

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Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery

Also known as Post Cemetery, US Post Cemetery

Location
Garrison Road
Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Michigan, 49757 USA
Memorials 104 added (76% photographed)

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Located on Garrison Road just across the street from St. Ann's Cemetery. It was used from the War of 1812 to about 1900 when Fort Mackinac was abandoned. The cemetery holds burials from both British and American Soldiers; having 108 graves with only 39 of those identified. The US Congress granted $1,000 to Mackinac Island State Park Commission and the cemetery was landscaped and the white picket fence & arched entrance sign were added in 1906 - 1907. A cannon from Fort Sumter, South Carolina was mounted on a field carriage and placed near the center of the cemetery. The turnstile at the front gate was originally erected to keep cows out of the cemetery. It is currently maintained by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which contracts upkeep with the Mackinac Island State Park Commission. The Post Cemetery flag continually flies at half-mast; it is one of four National Cemeteries with this honor. During the summer months various Scout troops working on the Island raise and lower the flag here.

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GPS Coordinates: 45.85872, -84.62078

  • Added: 7 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1985420