Rush County was formed on April 1, 1822. It was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Forty years ago there was such a mound explored on the Old Gary Farm, also in Posey Township, and in that were disclosed numerous bits of pottery, a considerable quantity of beads of a variated sort and the skeleton of a gigantic man.
- Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana 1921. “the skeleton of a gigantic man”