Rushville Township, Rush County, Indiana

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Rushville Township
Township
The Norris Ford Covered Bridge, a historic site in the township
The Norris Ford Covered Bridge, a historic site in the township
Map highlighting Rushville Township, Rush County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 39°35′29″N 85°27′25″W / 39.59139°N 85.45694°W / 39.59139; -85.45694Coordinates: 39°35′29″N 85°27′25″W / 39.59139°N 85.45694°W / 39.59139; -85.45694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Rush
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 43.94 sq mi (113.8 km2)
 • Land 43.91 sq mi (113.7 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation[1] 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,897
 • Density 179.8/sq mi (69.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-66456[2]
GNIS feature ID 453816

Rushville Township is one of twelve townships in Rush County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 7,897 and it contained 3,577 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Rushville Township was organized in 1823.[4] The township was named for Benjamin F. Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence.[5]

The East Hill Cemetery, Archibald M. Kennedy House, and Norris Ford Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 43.94 square miles (113.8 km2), of which 43.91 square miles (113.7 km2) (or 99.93%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.07%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  4. ^ History of Rush County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. Eastern Indiana Publishing Company. 1888. p. 291. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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