Rising Sun is a city in Randolph Township, Ohio County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 2,304 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of and the only incorporated community in Ohio County.
The town was registered in 1816 by John James, originally of Frederick County, Maryland. At the time, it had a population of about 700. Many German immigrants settled in Rising Sun. The Rising Sun post office has been in operation since 1844.
In the 1830s, Rising Sun was a seasonal stop for hundreds of flatboats daily heading down the Ohio River.
The Clore Plow Works-J.W. Whitlock and Company and Rising Sun Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Joseph Barricklow (1867–1924), Illinois lawyer and state legislator, was born in Rising Sun.
Rising Sun is located at 38°57′0″N 84°51′24″W (38.949867, -84.856782).
According to the 2010 census, Rising Sun has a total area of 1.569 square miles (4.06 km2), of which 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2) (or 92.42%) is land and 0.119 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 7.58%) is water.
The Rising Star Casino Resort (formerly known as Grand Victoria Casino & Resort) was opened in October 1996 by an affiliate of Hyatt Corporation with a 2,700-passenger riverboat and 40,000 square feet of gaming space.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,304 people, 1,004 households, and 591 families living in the city. The population density was 1,589.0 inhabitants per square mile (613.5/km2). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 775.2 per square mile (299.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races.