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Moscow, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Moscow Covered Bridge, Rush County
Moscow Covered Bridge, Rush County
Country United States
State Indiana
County Rush
Township Orange
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46156
FIPS code 18-51228
GNIS feature ID 439481

Moscow is an unincorporated community in Orange Township, Rush County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

Moscow was laid out in 1832. The community's name most likely was a transfer from Moscow, in Russia. A post office was established at Moscow in 1827, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.

The town was struck on June 3, 2008 by an EF3 tornado which destroyed its landmark 19th-century Moscow Covered Bridge over the Big Flatrock river.

Geography

Moscow is located at 39°29′07″N 85°33′24″W / 39.48528°N 85.55667°W / 39.48528; -85.55667.


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