Rush County

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Rush

Rush County is named for Benjamin Rush, who was a doctor and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

 

Created:  December 31, 1821 

County Seat: 

Rushville  1822 – present

 

County Courthouse – Rushville 

 

Location:  101 East 2nd Street / North Main Street

Built:  1896 – 1898

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  A William and Edwin A Rush of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Contractor:  P H McCormack & Son of Columbus

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray colored stone structure. On the each corner of the building is a large square stone tower with steep red colored roof. The centre sections have arched entrances on the first story and rise to a peaked roof. On the center of the roof is a large square stone clock tower with peaked red colored roof.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hancock County and Henry County

E – Fayette County and Franklin County

S – Decatur County

W – Shelby County and Hancock County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008