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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.
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.
 
Location. 38° 37′ N, 85° 46.45′ W. Marker is near Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is on Edrington Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Pigeon Roost State Historic Site. 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 flies. A different marker also named Pigeon Roost (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan's Raid, July 1863 (approx. 2.2 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. 3.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Scott County's Carnegie Library (approx. 4.7 miles away); Scott County War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); William Hayden English (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsburg.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Pigeon Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Pigeon Roost Marker
Pigeon Roost Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. Pigeon Roost Monument
Pigeon Roost State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
4. Pigeon Roost State Historic Site
Pigeon Roost Massacre image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
5. 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 Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
6. Pigeon Roost Monument Detail
Massacre September 3, 1812
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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 255 times since then and 76 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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