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Do you know of Rush ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Rush. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Rush.

We found mention of Rush as a post office (see Mentions and References below), but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Shiawassee County, Michigan.

It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1851 and closed  in 1857.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Rush ...

We found fourteen communities that share the name Rush.

Within Michigan, the name Rush is unique.

Beyond Michigan, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Marion County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Rush [Marion County].
    • Colorado
      • El Paso County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Rush [El Paso County].
    • Georgia
      • Webster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Rush [Webster County].
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Rush [Jo Daviess County].
    • Kentucky
      • Boyd County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Rush [Boyd County].
      • Carter County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Rush [Carter County].
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Rush [Allegany County].
    • Missouri
      • Andrew County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Rush [Andrew County].
    • Nebraska
      • Franklin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Rush [Franklin County].
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Rush [Monroe County].
    • North Carolina
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Rush [Randolph County].
    • Ohio
      • Tuscarawas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Rush [Tuscarawas County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Susquehanna County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Rush [Susquehanna County].
    • Texas
      • Hidalgo County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Rush [Hidalgo County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rush ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Rush:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

More Orphans in  Shiawassee County ...

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As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Shiawassee County.

Corunna Coal MineKing
  
DeweyNorth Newberg
  
East DurandOlney
EnterpriseOwosso Junction
  
FabenPitt
  
Glass RiverSagerville
 San
HartwellvilleSix Mile Mine
Hazel Green 
HazeltonVenice
  
Judd's CornersWest Haven
 Woodhull
Kelly Siding 

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rush could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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