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Rushville, Iowa
Memorial in Rushville
Memorial in Rushville
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Coordinates: 41°45′37″N 92°56′45″W / 41.76028°N 92.94583°W / 41.76028; -92.94583Coordinates: 41°45′37″N 92°56′45″W / 41.76028°N 92.94583°W / 41.76028; -92.94583
Country United States
State Iowa
County Jasper
Elevation
951 ft (290 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
50135
Area code(s) 641
GNIS feature ID 464217

Rushville is a former unincorporated community in Kellogg Township, Jasper County, Iowa, United States.

Geography

Rushville is located in Kellogg Township, near the intersection of Ivory St. and N. 58th Ave. E.

History

Rushville was platted in 1857 and it had its beginnings as a stage coach shop. The only store to ever exist in the town was operated by the Whitcomb family and contained the post office. Rushville had a church, several homes, and later a school.

Eventually, the railroad was constructed and bypassed Rushville to the south by two miles. This gradually led to the decline of the town. In 1957, the school was consolidated into nearby Kellogg and the building was later demolished.

There are no longer any buildings in Rushville. Only a few nearby farms exist. A memorial plot containing a plaque, flag, and water pump remains within the city limits. Nearby Rushville Cemetery is well maintained to this day.

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