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Fairbanks in Sullivan County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fairbanks’ Massacre

 

—Sergeant Nathan Fairbanks —

 
Fairbanks' Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
1. Fairbanks' Massacre Marker
Inscription. A War of 1812 military action occurred in September 1812 three miles west/southwest of here. While escorting supplies from Fort Knox near Vincennes to Fort Harrison at Terre Haute, Sergeant Nathan Fairbanks and approximately a dozen soldiers were ambushed -- and most killed -- by Indians.
 
Erected 1989 by Indiana Michigan Power and Sullivan County Historical Society. (Marker Number 77.1989.4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.165′ N, 87° 31.292′ W. Marker is in Fairbanks, Indiana, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 63 and West Market Street, on the left when traveling north on State Road 63. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairbanks IN 47849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Civil War Murder (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave of Jane Todd Crawford (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sullivan Carnegie Library (approx. 10.5 miles away); Global War on Terrorism (approx. 10.6
Reverse Side - A Twin Fairbanks' Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
2. Reverse Side - A Twin Fairbanks' Massacre Marker
miles away); World War I & World War I I Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away); Korean War & Vietnam War - - Veterans (approx. 10.6 miles away); Marshall Illinois (approx. 15.1 miles away in Illinois); James Jones 1921 - 77 (approx. 15.1 miles away in Illinois).
 
Also see . . .  Courtesy: "A Guide to the Hoosier State" ::. Here is a short recap of the Nathan Fairbanks and the Massacre. Note that this source has him listed as a Lieutenant.. (Submitted on August 18, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar of 1812
 
Looking East from Market Street - Fairbanks' Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
3. Looking East from Market Street - Fairbanks' Massacre Marker
Looking South/East - Fairbanks' Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
4. Looking South/East - Fairbanks' Massacre Marker
The car is heading South on Indiana Highway 63.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,837 times since then and 229 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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