About 20 miles northwest of here is Beaver Island. In 1847 James Strang set up a colony for his followers, dissenters from the main body of Mormonism. Strang crowned himself "King James" in 1850. Hatred of the sect by non-Mormons led to the Battle of Pine River in 1853 at present-day Charlevoix. On June 16, 1856, because they hated his authoritarian rule, some of Strang's subjects mortally wounded him. Later in the summer mainlanders drove the Mormons from Beaver Island.
Registered Site S0136
City Dock Park
Charlevoix, Charlevoix County Topics:EventsMissing Markers
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Latitude: 45.318056, Longitude: -85.258333