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Rush County, Indiana Facts

Rush County

When was Rush County, IN Created?
Rush County was established on April 1, 1822 from Delaware New Purchase.

What is the County Seat of Rush County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Rushville also, the county government website is www.rushcounty.in.gov .

What counties are adjacent to Rush County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Henry County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Decatur County, Shelby County, Hancock County.


Rush County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Rush County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rush County vital records can be found at the Indiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Indiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Rush County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Indiana Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Rush County Department of Health ; Phone: 765-932-3103 or 765-932-2216 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1823.


Rush County, IN Census Records

What Rush County, IN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adams County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Rush Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rush Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rush Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Indiana Census Records Research Guide


Rush County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Rush County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Rush County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Rush County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Indiana courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Indiana residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Rush County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Rush County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 East Second Street, Rushville Indiana 46173
  • Rush County Clerk
    • Phone: 765-932-2086
    • Marriage Records: 1822
    • Probate Records: 1822
    • Court Records: 1822
  • Rush County Recorder
    • Phone: 765-932-2388
    • Land Records: 1822
  • BLM Land Records

Rush County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rush County, IN?
A list of Rush County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Rush County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Rush County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rush County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Rush Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Rush Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Rush Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Rush Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Rush Co. IN General and History Websites

Rush Co. IN Military Records

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