Rushville, Iowa

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Rushville, Iowa
Unincorporated community
Memorial in Rushville
Memorial in Rushville
Rushville, Iowa is located in Iowa
Rushville, Iowa
Rushville, Iowa
Location within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°45′37″N 92°56′45″W / 41.76028°N 92.94583°W / 41.76028; -92.94583Coordinates: 41°45′37″N 92°56′45″W / 41.76028°N 92.94583°W / 41.76028; -92.94583
Country United States
State Iowa
County Jasper
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Rushville is an unincorporated community in Jasper County, Iowa, United States.

Geography[edit]

Rushville is located in Kellogg Township, near the intersection of Ivory St. and N. 58th Ave. E.

History[edit]

Rushville was platted in 1857[1] and it had its beginnings as a stage coach shop. The only store to ever exist in the town was operated by the Whitcomb family and contained the post office. Rushville had a church, several homes, and later a school.

Eventually, the railroad was constructed and bypassed Rushville to the south by two miles. This gradually led to the decline of the town. In 1957, the school was consolidated into nearby Kellogg and the building was later demolished.

There are no longer any buildings in Rushville. Only a few nearby farms exist. A memorial plot containing a plaque, flag, and water pump remains within the city limits. Nearby Rushville Cemetery is well maintained to this day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weaver, James Baird (1912). Past and Present of Jasper County, Iowa, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 361.