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Rush County 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 county seat is Rushville. The county is named for Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer the Declaration of Independence.
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.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Rush County was organized by an act of the Legislature December 31, 1821, which became effective April 1, 1822. It was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Rush County is divided into 12 Civil Townships as follows: Anderson, Center, Jackson, Noble, Orange, Posey, Richland, Ripley, Rushville, Union, Walker and Washington.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 409 square miles (1,058 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,057 km2) is land and 0 square miles (1 km2) (0.08%) is water.
Rush county is located close to the center of Indiana. The county is drained by Big Blue River and Flat Rock Creek.
Bordering counties are as follows: