Indiana is divided into ninety-two counties. The oldest and newest Counties in Indiana are Knox County
(created 1790) and Newton County (created 1857).Many Indiana counties are named for the US Founding Fathers and personalities of the American Revolutionary War,
the War of 1812 and Battle of Tippecanoe; early leaders of Indiana Territory and Indiana, as well as surrounding
states like Michigan and Kentucky; plus Native American tribes and geographical features.
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RushCounty is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the
population was 17,392. Rush County was created
on April 1, 1822. The countyseat is Rushville.
The county is named for Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer the
Declaration of Independence.
Etymology - Origin of Rush County Name
The county is named for Dr. Benjamin Rush who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Surgeon General of
Armies of the Middle Department during the Revolutionary War.