Moscow is an unincorporated community in Orange Township, Rush County, Indiana.
Moscow was laid out in 1832. The community's name most likely was a transfer from Moscow, in Russia. A post office opened at Moscow in 1827, and remained in operation until 1907.
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.
Moscow is located at 39°29′07″N 85°33′24″W / 39.48528°N 85.55667°W.
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...probably named for the Russian city.
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