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Our Genealogy Helper for Rushville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rushville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rushville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rushville is located in Sheridan County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Nebraska's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sheridan County: Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Garden, Grant, Morrill & Oglala Lakota (SD).

Below are the counties that are near Rushville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rushville:

  • Sheridan County     (The home county of Rushville)
    • Clinton [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Sheridan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rushville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Hay Springs [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Springs
      • Hay Springs [Sheridan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Rushville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hay Springs<3>
    • Gordon [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Sheridan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rushville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<3>
    • Whiteclay [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteclay
      • Whiteclay [Sheridan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Rushville
      • Whiteclay has also been known as:
      • Pine Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteclay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteclay<3>
  • Dawes County
    • Bordeaux [Dawes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
      • Bordeaux [Dawes County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Rushville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chadron [Dawes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadron
      • Chadron [Dawes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rushville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chadron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadron<3>
    • Whitney [Dawes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
      • Whitney [Dawes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Rushville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitney<3>
  • Oglala Lakota County (SD)
    • Pine Ridge [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Denby [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denby
      • Denby [Oglala Lakota County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rushville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denby
    • Wounded Knee [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesland
      • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rushville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesland<3>
    • Oglala [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Manderson [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Porcupine [Oglala Lakota County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rushville, see our County-by-County Page for Rushville.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Rushville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rushville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Rushville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Rushville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Rushville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Rushville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rushville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Nebraska
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Rushville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rushville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rushville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Amity Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Amity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Amity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Amity Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rushville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity Cemetery
  • Movotny Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Movotny Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Movotny Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Movotny Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rushville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Movotny Cemetery
  • Hay Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hay Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hay Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hay Springs Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rushville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Springs Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Marys Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rushville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Gordon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gordon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gordon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gordon Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rushville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Cemetery
    • Beguin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beguin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beguin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beguin Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Rushville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beguin Cemetery
    • Abold Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abold Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abold Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Abold Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rushville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abold Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rushville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Beaver Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Valley Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rushville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Valley Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rushville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Dane Cemetery
    • Antelope Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antelope Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antelope Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Antelope Valley Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Rushville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Valley Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rushville had a population of 484 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Rushville had a population of 871 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rushville, with the one closest to Rushville listed first.

  • Rushville [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
    • Rushville [Sheridan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rushville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 484 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rushville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<3>
  • Clinton [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Sheridan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rushville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
  • Gordon [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Sheridan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rushville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gordon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<3>
  • Grayson [Sheridan County] - Historic
    • While Grayson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
    • Grayson [Sheridan County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Rushville
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grayson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bordeaux [Dawes County] - Historic
    • While Bordeaux was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux [Dawes County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Rushville
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bordeaux had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Albany [Sheridan County] - Historic
    • While Albany was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany [Sheridan County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rushville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Albany had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Adaton [Sheridan County] - Historic
    • While Adaton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaton
    • Adaton [Sheridan County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rushville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Adaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Irwin [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
    • Irwin [Cherry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rushville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irwin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
  • Continue List ...
    • Chadron [Dawes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadron
      • Chadron [Dawes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rushville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,867 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chadron had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chadron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadron<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rushville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rushville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rushville ...

While our initial data about Rushville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rushville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rushville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Rushville:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for South Dakota (1949)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Rushville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Rushville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rushville. See our Misc Page for Rushville for more information.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Sheridan County

About Nebraska

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rushville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rushville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rushville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RushvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rushville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7134, Longitude: -102.4668       In this case, the coordinates for Rushville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rushville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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