Rush County, Indiana Genealogy

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 United States  > Indiana > Rush County

County Courthouse

History

In 1800, the Indiana Territory was organized.  At that time, today's Rush County, Indiana, was part of the Indian Lands that made up most of the current state of Indiana.  Statehood was granted in 1816.  The Federal Census of 1820 found today's Rush County a part of the huge, unorganized and sparsely populated area called Delaware County.  Rush County, as it is known today, was organized 31 December 1821 from a portion of that unorganized territory.  It was named for Dr. Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia.


County seat: Rushville [1]

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Local Histories

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Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).