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.
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
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
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