The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Rush (county)

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Edition of 1879. See also Rush County, Indiana and Rush County, Kansas on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

RUSH. I. A S. E. county of Indiana, drained by Blue river and Flat Rock creek; area, 410 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 17,626. The surface is undulating and the soil fertile. It is intersected by the Columbus branch of the Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis railroad, and by the Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Indianapolis railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 667,007 bushels of wheat, 1,333,421 of Indian corn, 69,236 of oats, 58,359 of potatoes, 11,038 tons of hay, 63,227 lbs. of wool, 389,552 of butter, 21,576 of maple sugar, and 16,989 gallons of sorghum and 20,359 of maple molasses. There were 7,799 horses, 5,123 milch cows, 10,994 other cattle, 15,921 sheep, and 40,552 swine; 10 manufactories of bricks, 15 of carriages and wagons, 5 of saddlery and harness, 5 flour mills, 15 saw mills, and 3 woollen mills. Capital, Rushville. II. A W. central county of Kansas, intersected by Walnut creek, an affluent of the Arkansas, and watered by other streams; area, 900 sq. m. It is not included in the census of 1870. The surface consists chiefly of undulating prairies, and the soil is productive.