Fort Miami (Michigan)

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Fort Miami was a fort on the bank of the St. Joseph River at the site of the present-day city of St. Joseph, Michigan, in the United States.

It was established in November 1679 by a band of French explorers led by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle on the banks of what was then called the River Miami as a mission and Indian trading outpost. His soldiers destroyed it the next year.[1]


  1. ^ Timothy Edward Howard (1907). A history of St. Joseph County, Indiana, Volume 1. The Lewis publishing company. p. 24. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 

Coordinates: 42°6.655′N 86°28.939′W / 42.110917°N 86.482317°W / 42.110917; -86.482317