Town/City
Rushville
County
Schuyler County
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America

Rushville, Illinois

Summary

Area settled, 1823. Village established as Rushton, 1825. Designated Schuyler Co. seat, 6 Mar. 1826. Name changed to Rushville, 24 Apr. 1826. Platted, 5 Dec. 1826. Incorporation process begun, 10 May 1831. Expanded charter granted, 1839. Population by 1837 about 1,200. JS and traveling party stayed in town, 27 Dec. 1842, en route to JS’s habeas corpus hearing in Springfield, Illinois, and 8 Jan. 1843, on return trip to Nauvoo, Illinois.

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