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Rush County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Rush County
County Seat: LaCrosse
Origin of Name: In memory of Alexander Rush, captain of Co. H, 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry, who was killed in action at Jenkins' Ferry, Ark., on 30 Apr 1864.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Alexander Township  (Defunct)  
Alexander-Belle Prairie Township  116 
Banner Township  157 
Belle Prairie Township  (Defunct)  
Big Timber Township  152 
Brookdale Township  (Defunct)  
Center Township  246 
Fairview Township  (Defunct)  
Garfield Township  103 
Hampton Township  (Defunct)  
Hampton-Fairview Township  268 
Illinois Township  55 
La Crosse Township  (Defunct)  
La Crosse-Brookdale Township  1,448 
Lone Star Township  321 
Pioneer Township  367 
Pleasantdale Township  31 
Union Township  43 
Total population: 3,307 

Township map of Rush County, 2000
Population:
1880 (5,490)
1890 (5,204)
1900 (6,134)
1910 (7,826)
1920 (8,360)
1930 (9,093)
1940 (8,285)
1950 (7,231)
1960 (6,160)
1970 (5,117)
1980 (4,516)
1990 (3,842)
2000 (3,551)
2010 (3,307)
Other Resources: Post offices in Rush County
Cemeteries in Rush County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Rush County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Rush County page [Blue Skyways]
Rush County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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