Pigeon Roost Historical

Pigeon Roost Historical (HM1VPY)

Location: Underwood, IN 47177 Scott County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 36.933', W 85° 46.55'

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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.

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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.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 606575 N 4274825
Decimal Degrees38.61555000, -85.77583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.933', W 85° 46.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 55.98" N, 85° 46' 33" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 52 Edrington Blvd, Underwood IN 47177, US
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