|Elevation||1,175 ft (358 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||442395|
Rural was originally called Wood Station, and under the latter name was founded in about 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point. A post office was established under the name Rural in 1874, and it remained in operation until 1907.
Rural is located at.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
- "Rural, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- Tucker, E. (1882). History of Randolph County, Indiana: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers : to which are Appended Maps of Its Several Townships. A.L. Klingman. p. 378.
- "Randolph County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
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