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Near Aurora in Ohio County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lochry's Defeat

 
 
Lochry's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
1. Lochry's Defeat Marker
Inscription.  On Aug. 24, 1781, Col. Archibald Lochry and 107 recruits for Gen. Clark were ambushed at Lochry Creek by Joseph Brant's raiders. One-third were killed, the rest captured. Lochry and the wounded were later murdered.
 
Erected 1961 by Sons of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 58.1961.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1845.
 
Location. 39° 1.49′ N, 84° 53.02′ W. Marker is near Aurora, Indiana, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 56 and Hartford Pike, on the right when traveling north on State Road 56. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the bridge crossing Laughery Creek at the Ohio County - Dearborn County line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aurora IN 47001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Historic Road Less Traveled (approx. ¼ mile away); Aurora (approx. 2 miles away); Hillforest (approx. 2.2 miles
Lochry's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
2. Lochry's Defeat Marker
At southeast corner of State Route 56 bridge crossing Laughery Creek
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away); History of the Aurora Ferry Co., Inc. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Steamboat Clinton (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tanner’s Station 1789 (approx. 3.1 miles away in Kentucky); Lewis Loder (1819-1905) / Petersburg Distillery (approx. 3.2 miles away in Kentucky); Fulton Burying Ground (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
Also see . . .  Lochry's Defeat - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Laughery Creek entering the Ohio River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
3. Laughery Creek entering the Ohio River
As viewed from the State Route 56 Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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