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Near Scottsburg in Scott County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pigeon Roost

 
 
Pigeon Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Pigeon Roost Marker
Inscription.  A community established here in 1809 was attacked by Indians on September 3, 1812; 15 children and 9 adults were massacred; only one family escaped to spread the alarm.
 
Erected 1949 by Indiana Historical Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is September 3, 1812.
 
Location. 38° 37′ N, 85° 46.45′ W. Marker is near Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is on Edrington Blvd. Marker is located in the Pigeon Roost State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsburg IN 47170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Massacre September 3, 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); This Burial Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pigeon Roost (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Lightning" Ellsworth Strikes Again (approx. 2.3 miles away); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 2.3
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miles away); Scott County Home (approx. 3.9 miles away); Clark State Forest (approx. 4.4 miles away); Scott Theater (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsburg.
 
Pigeon Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Pigeon Roost Marker
Pigeon Roost State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. Pigeon Roost State Historic Site
Pigeon Roost Massacre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
4. Pigeon Roost Massacre
The following are known to have been massacred at and around Pigeon Roost: Mr. Isaac Coffman Mr. Henry Collings Mrs. Rachel Collings Mrs. Richard Collings Mr. Moffit Mr. John Morris Mother of Mrs. John Morris Mr. Elias Payne Mrs. Elias Payne Fifteen Children One Unborn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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