Mackinaw, Mackinac or Michilimackinac?

Mackinaw, Mackinac or Michilimackinac? (tmp-096a6)

Location: Mackinaw City, MI 49701 Cheboygan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 46.873', W 84° 43.537'

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Mackinaw City Historical Pathway

The entire Mackinac Straits region derives its name from a French translation of the Ojibway name for Mackinac Island; Missilimakinak, where missi (also michi or mishi) means great or many and Mackinac means turtle. Although it has been spelled many different ways over the years, the most common form is Michilimackinac and it means "the great turtle." The reason for this name becomes obvious when you notice the high cliffs on Mackinac Island seem to resemble a giant turtle shell.

In the early 1700s the fur trading outpost on the mainland became known as Fort Michilimackinac and the island was abbreviated to Mackinac. The Village of Mackinaw City was incorporated in 1883 with an English spelling that suggests the more common pronounciation of Mackinac.

Source: Memories of Mackinaw, Judy Ranville and Nancy Campbell
HM Numbertmp-096a6
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 676802 N 5072255
Decimal Degrees45.78121667, -84.72561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 46.873', W 84° 43.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 46' 52.38" N, 84° 43' 32.22" W
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Area Code(s)231, 906
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City MI 49701, US
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