Pigeon Roost, settled 1809 in Clark County, was attacked on September 3, 1812. Over twenty settlers and an unknown number of Indians were killed. Clark County militia unsuccessfully pursued the remaining Indians. That same month Fort Harrison and Fort Wayne were attacked by Indians. The U.S. had declared was on Great Britain, June 18, 1812.
The Pigeon Roost raid was part of the ongoing conflict between Indians ~ influenced by the British ~ and settlers along the frontier, one of the contributing factors of the War of 1812 in the west. The State of Indiana appropriated $2,000 for construction of the memorial here, dedicated October 1, 1904. This site became a State Historic Site 1929.
Erected 2004 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812.
Location. 38° 36.933′ N, 85° 46.55′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pigeon Roost (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan's Raid, July 1863 (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Lightning" Ellsworth Strikes Again (approx. 2.3 miles away); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 2.3 miles away); Scott County Home (approx. 4 miles away); Scott County's Carnegie Library (approx. 4.8 miles away); Scott County War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); William Hayden English (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsburg.
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