National Register of Historic Places listings in Rush County, Indiana

Location of Rush County in Indiana

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Rush County, Indiana.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Rush County, Indiana, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a map.[1]

There are 26 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another property was once listed but has been removed.

Properties and districts located in incorporated areas display the name of the municipality, while properties and districts in unincorporated areas display the name of their civil township. Properties and districts split between multiple jurisdictions display the names of all jurisdictions.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 16, 2016.[2]

Current listings

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Dr. John Arnold Farm
Dr. John Arnold Farm
September 14, 1989
West of Glenwood and northeast of Rushville
39°38′14″N 85°21′30″W / 39.637222°N 85.358333°W / 39.637222; -85.358333 (Dr. John Arnold Farm)
Union Township
2 Center Township Grade and High School
Center Township Grade and High School
March 22, 2004
929 E. South St. at Mays
39°44′31″N 85°25′46″W / 39.741944°N 85.429444°W / 39.741944; -85.429444 (Center Township Grade and High School)
Center Township
3 County Line Bridge
County Line Bridge
November 25, 1994
County Road 1000W over the Big Blue River, northeast of Morristown
39°42′35″N 85°37′59″W / 39.709722°N 85.633056°W / 39.709722; -85.633056 (County Line Bridge)
Ripley Township Extends into Hancock County
4 Durbin Hotel
Durbin Hotel
February 19, 1982
137 W. 2nd St.
39°36′29″N 85°26′46″W / 39.608056°N 85.446111°W / 39.608056; -85.446111 (Durbin Hotel)
5 East Hill Cemetery
East Hill Cemetery
December 16, 2014
704 E. State Road 44, east of Rushville
39°36′24″N 85°25′57″W / 39.606667°N 85.432500°W / 39.606667; -85.432500 (East Hill Cemetery)
Rushville Township
6 Forsythe Covered Bridge
Forsythe Covered Bridge
February 2, 1983
W. County Road 650S, southwest of Rushville
39°31′02″N 85°31′50″W / 39.517222°N 85.530556°W / 39.517222; -85.530556 (Forsythe Covered Bridge)
Orange Township
7 John K. Gowdy House
John K. Gowdy House
December 10, 1993
619 N. Perkins St.
39°36′48″N 85°26′37″W / 39.613472°N 85.443611°W / 39.613472; -85.443611 (John K. Gowdy House)
8 Hall-Crull Octagonal House
Hall-Crull Octagonal House
May 10, 1984
North of Rushville
39°44′39″N 85°23′10″W / 39.744167°N 85.386111°W / 39.744167; -85.386111 (Hall-Crull Octagonal House)
Washington Township
9 James F. Harcourt House
James F. Harcourt House
September 14, 1989
County Road 500W at County Road 750S, northeast of Moscow
39°30′15″N 85°32′06″W / 39.504167°N 85.535°W / 39.504167; -85.535 (James F. Harcourt House)
Orange Township
10 Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home
Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home
December 20, 2011
10892 N. State Road 140, south of Knightstown
39°46′00″N 85°31′00″W / 39.766666°N 85.516666°W / 39.766666; -85.516666 (Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home)
Center Township
11 Archibald M. Kennedy House
Archibald M. Kennedy House
February 2, 1983
E. County Road 200N, northeast of Rushville
39°38′17″N 85°24′03″W / 39.638056°N 85.400833°W / 39.638056; -85.400833 (Archibald M. Kennedy House)
Rushville Township
12 Maurice W. Manche Farmstead
Maurice W. Manche Farmstead
September 14, 1989
County Road 900W, west of Carthage
39°44′18″N 85°36′48″W / 39.738333°N 85.613333°W / 39.738333; -85.613333 (Maurice W. Manche Farmstead)
Ripley Township
13 Melodeon Hall
Melodeon Hall
November 15, 1973
210 N. Morgan St.
39°36′30″N 85°26′46″W / 39.608333°N 85.446111°W / 39.608333; -85.446111 (Melodeon Hall)
14 Moscow Covered Bridge
Moscow Covered Bridge
February 2, 1983
County Roads 625W and 875S at Moscow
39°29′06″N 85°33′17″W / 39.485000°N 85.554722°W / 39.485000; -85.554722 (Moscow Covered Bridge)
Orange Township Destroyed by 2008 tornado
15 Norris Ford Covered Bridge
Norris Ford Covered Bridge
February 2, 1983
E. County Road 150N, northeast of Rushville
39°38′00″N 85°24′59″W / 39.633333°N 85.416389°W / 39.633333; -85.416389 (Norris Ford Covered Bridge)
Rushville Township
16 Offutt Covered Bridge
Offutt Covered Bridge
February 2, 1983
N. County Road 550W, northwest of Rushville
39°39′38″N 85°32′22″W / 39.660417°N 85.539444°W / 39.660417; -85.539444 (Offutt Covered Bridge)
Posey Township
17 Jabez Reeves Farmstead
Jabez Reeves Farmstead
June 29, 1989
County Road 900N, north of Rushville
39°44′25″N 85°29′21″W / 39.740278°N 85.489167°W / 39.740278; -85.489167 (Jabez Reeves Farmstead)
Center Township
18 Rush County Bridge No. 188
Rush County Bridge No. 188
December 28, 2000
County Road 150W over the Little Flatrock River at Milroy
39°30′10″N 85°28′01″W / 39.502778°N 85.466944°W / 39.502778; -85.466944 (Rush County Bridge No. 188)
Anderson Township
19 Rush County Courthouse
Rush County Courthouse
October 10, 1975
Courthouse Square
39°36′28″N 85°26′38″W / 39.607778°N 85.443889°W / 39.607778; -85.443889 (Rush County Courthouse)
20 Rushville Commercial Historic District
Rushville Commercial Historic District
December 27, 1993
Roughly bounded by 4th, N. Morgan, 1st, and N. Perkins Sts.
39°36′30″N 85°26′42″W / 39.608333°N 85.445000°W / 39.608333; -85.445000 (Rushville Commercial Historic District)
21 St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church
St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church
December 15, 1997
426 N. Morgan St.
39°36′41″N 85°26′46″W / 39.611389°N 85.446111°W / 39.611389; -85.446111 (St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church)
22 Smith Covered Bridge
Smith Covered Bridge
February 2, 1983
E. County Road 300N, north of Rushville
39°39′19″N 85°24′34″W / 39.655278°N 85.409444°W / 39.655278; -85.409444 (Smith Covered Bridge)
Jackson Township
23 Walnut Ridge Friends Meetinghouse
Walnut Ridge Friends Meetinghouse
March 1, 1984
West of Carthage
39°43′41″N 85°36′48″W / 39.728056°N 85.613333°W / 39.728056; -85.613333 (Walnut Ridge Friends Meetinghouse)
Ripley Township
24 Booker T. Washington School
Booker T. Washington School
May 24, 1990
525 E. 7th St.
39°36′51″N 85°26′16″W / 39.614167°N 85.437778°W / 39.614167; -85.437778 (Booker T. Washington School)
25 Wendell Lewis Willkie House
Wendell Lewis Willkie House
December 27, 1993
601 N. Harrison St.
39°36′46″N 85°26′53″W / 39.612778°N 85.448056°W / 39.612778; -85.448056 (Wendell Lewis Willkie House)
26 John Wood Farmstead
John Wood Farmstead
March 15, 2000
5255 W. County Road 900S, west of Milroy
39°28′46″N 85°32′28″W / 39.479444°N 85.541111°W / 39.479444; -85.541111 (John Wood Farmstead)
Orange Township

Former listing

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Summary
1 Ferree Covered Bridge Upload image
February 2, 1983
January 19, 1990
Base Rd.

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  1. The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 16, 2016.
  3. 1 2 Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
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