Old Mill Creek

Old Mill Creek (HM14QR)

Location: Mackinaw City, MI 49701 Cheboygan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 44.682', W 84° 40.25'

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In 1780 the British garrison at Fort Michilimackinac moved to Mackinac Island as a safer location during the American Revolution. Robert Campbell built a sawmill on this site to furnish lumber for the new fort and settlement. His sawmill and dam were one of the earliest industrial enterprises in northern Michigan.

The Complex later included a grist mill, an orchard, a blacksmith shop, a warehouse and several homes. Michael Dousman purchased the site in 1819 and continued to operate the mill until 1839. By 1867 the buildings were gone and the site had fallen into disrepair. In 1975 the Mackinac Island State Park Commission acquired the site. It opened its recreated working sawmill to the public in 1984.

HM NumberHM14QR
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker Number1154
Year Placed1985
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 681179 N 5068320
Decimal Degrees45.74470000, -84.67083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 44.682', W 84° 40.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 44' 40.92" N, 84° 40' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)231, 906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26750 Old Mackinaw Rd, Mackinaw City MI 49701, US
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