|Eligible under Criterion C in the related areas of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Art, East Hill Cemetery in Rushville is a very fine example of a mid-nineteenth century Arcadian or "rural" cemetery and one of Indiana's earliest. As noted on page 61 of the Rush County Sites and Structures Inventory, East Hill Cemetery was "designed to impart a sense of blissful rest for the dead as well as comfort to the survivors. East Hill Cemetery typifies many of the ideals of the rural cemetery including an array of Victorian sculpture." It is the latter that makes East Hill significant not only for landscape architecture, but for architecture, with its grand Gothic entrance and several mausoleums, and for art, because of its numerous examples of high Victorian gravestone art featuring statuary and reliefs. Even with the loss of its stone chapel built in 1900, East Hill still exhibits all the essential elements of an Arcadian cemetery.