Moscow, Indiana

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Moscow
Unincorporated community
Moscow Covered Bridge, Rush County
Moscow Covered Bridge, Rush County
Moscow is located in Indiana
Moscow
Moscow
Coordinates: 39°29′07″N 85°33′24″W / 39.48528°N 85.55667°W / 39.48528; -85.55667Coordinates: 39°29′07″N 85°33′24″W / 39.48528°N 85.55667°W / 39.48528; -85.55667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Rush
Township Orange
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
ZIP code 46156
FIPS code 18-51228[1]
GNIS feature ID 439481[2]

Moscow is an unincorporated community in Orange Township, Rush County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Moscow was laid out in 1832.[3] The community's name most likely was a transfer from Moscow, in Russia.[4] A post office opened at Moscow in 1827, and remained in operation until 1907.[5]

The town was struck on June 3, 2008 by an EF3 tornado which destroyed its landmark 19th-century Moscow Covered Bridge over the Big Flatrock river.[6]

Geography[edit]

Moscow is located at 39°29′07″N 85°33′24″W / 39.48528°N 85.55667°W / 39.48528; -85.55667.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Moscow, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of Rush County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. Eastern Indiana Publishing Company. 1888. p. 669. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...probably named for the Russian city. 
  5. ^ "Rush County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Tribune wire reports (2008-06-04). "Moscow, Indiana tornado". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 

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