Rush County

Carthage
Glenwood
Rushville

Area
408.46 sq mi
Population
16,704
Density
43/sq mi
County Seat
Rushville

Events

St. Patrick's Day Parade
March
Willkie Days
September

Top Employers

INTAT
Emerson Copeland
Rush County Schools
Rush Memorial Hospital
Fraley & Schilling

Notable Residents

Wendell Willkie
Lawyer & 1940 Republican nominee for President of the U.S.

Trivia

Every Toyota that is made domestically has at least one part that was made at INTAT, one of Rushville’s largest factories.

Rush County was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

On the west face of the Rush County courthouse, there are two busts of men who have never been identified.

Get to know Rush County

Abi Roszell smiling with dog
Ambassador: Abi Roszell

Abi graduated from Rush County Consolidated High School in 2015 and moved back to Rushville after she graduated college. Though she is originally from Missouri, she considers Rushville to be her “hometown,” and she is thrilled that she was able to come back and serve her community as part of her career.

Visiting Rush County? You should check out Mocha Moose, our local coffee shop. It’s located downtown, and they serve the best coffee and cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had.