DescriptionIn 1846 Rusk was selected as the seat of Cherokee County even though only one family lived in the town. The settlement was named after Thomas Jefferson Rusk, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The town was the birthplace of James S. Hogg and Thomas M. Campbell, the state's first two native-born governors. Rusk Park is 3 miles west on US 84.
Visitor InfoRusk Chamber of Commerce 184 S. Main St. RUSK, TX 75785. Phone:(903)683-4242 or (800)933-2381
Things to SeeTexas State Railroad