Fort St. Joseph

Registered Site S0004

Fort St. Joseph

The French fort built here in 1691 controlled southern Michigan's principal Indian trade routes. Missionaries and fur traders were here already. The fort became a British outpost in 1761. Two years later it was one of the forts seized by Indians during the uprising of Chief Pontiac. Still later, traders made it their headquarters. In 1781 Spanish raiders ran up the flag of Spain at the fort for a few hours.
photo of Fort St. Joseph

Erected 1957

Location: South Bond St.
Niles, Berrien County


Latitude: 41.8127149, Longitude: -86.2614727

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