Place:Raleigh, Rush, Indiana, United States

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NameRaleigh
Alt namesMcCann'ssource: Centennial history of Rush County, Indiana
Newbernesource: Centennial history of Rush County, Indiana
TypeTown
Coordinates39.733°N 85.35°W
Located inRush, Indiana, United States     (1840 - )
Also located inWashington, Rush, Indiana, United States    

Raleigh is a town in Washington Township in Rush County, Indiana, United States.

From Centennial history of Rush County, Indiana, 1921: It is said that the first house erected on the present site of the town of Raleigh was built by William McCann, who was one of the early settlers in that part of the county and that about 1841 Benjamin Clifford opened a store in that house. This store presently was taken over by Mr. McCann and the hamlet which grew up around the store became locally known simply as McCann's. About 1845 William Beard, whose farm covered the site sold some lots and gave the place the name of Newberne. On October 30, 1847, E. W. Shrader filed a plat of the site under the name of Raleigh and later Mr. Beard and Sarah Irvin made an addition to the original plat. The new plat gave the place the name of Raleigh in honor of the Carolinians who were settlers thereabout, as has been noted above. Raleigh found itself far off the line when the railroads began to come through this section of the state and has remained a pleasant rural hamlet, its present population being in the neighborhood of 150, but it has always maintained high standards and as a social center has ever exerted a wholesome influence throughout that entire countryside; its influence in an educational way particularly having been widespread, as state above.

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