Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post

Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post (HM1L8S)

Location: North Muskegon, MI 49445 Muskegon County
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N 43° 14.635', W 86° 17.94'

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Near this site, on the shore of Muskegon Lake, stood the first Indian fur trading post in Muskegon County. It was established in 1812 by Jean Baptiste Recollect, a French fur trader believed to be this area's first white settler. Jean Recollect remained here for about a year when a new manager took over. The Muskegon post operated as a successful business enterprise for many years. Remains of the chimney of Recollect's station were visible as late as 1836.
HM NumberHM1L8S
Marker NumberL726
Year Placed1980
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 556910 N 4788140
Decimal Degrees43.24391667, -86.29900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 14.635', W 86° 17.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 14' 38.1" N, 86° 17' 56.4" W
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Area Code(s)231, 616
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-317 Ruddiman Dr, North Muskegon MI 49445, US
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