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

Pigeon Roost

 
 
Pigeon Roost Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Pigeon Roost Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
(Side 1)
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.

(Side 2)
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.
 
Location. 38° 36.933′ N, 85° 46.55′ W. Marker is near Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 31 and Edrington Blvd, on the left when traveling south on State Road 31. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsburg IN 47170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow

Pigeon Roost Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Pigeon Roost Marker (Side 2)
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); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Lightning" Ellsworth Strikes Again (approx. 2.3 miles away); Scott County Home (was approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); 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.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Pigeon Roost Massacre image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. 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
Pigeon Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
4. Pigeon Roost Marker
Pigeon Roost Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
5. Pigeon Roost Monument
Pigeon Roost Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
6. Pigeon Roost Monument Detail
Massacre September 3, 1812
Pigeon Roost Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
7. Pigeon Roost Monument Detail
In memory of the pioneer heroes, twenty-two in number, massacred at Pigeon Roost. Defeat by the Shawnee Indians, Sept. 3, 1812.
Pigeon Roost Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
8. Pigeon Roost Monument Detail
The Sixty-Third General Assembly of Indiana appropriated two-thousand dollars for the erection of this monument. Approved Feb. 11, 1903 by Winfield T. Durbin, Governor of Indiana.
Indiana State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
9. Indiana State Seal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   6, 7, 8. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   9. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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