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Rusk in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
1. Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The first hotel to occupy this site was the Union Hotel, a wood frame building erected in 1849. Renamed Bracken House for a subsequent owner, it continued to serve the city until 1889. Civil War General Joseph L. Hogg, father of future Governor James Stephen Hogg, gave a rousing patriotic speech from the front steps in 1861, and infamous outlaw John Welsey Hardin was held for two weeks in the hotel by the local sheriff in 1872. Architect Theodore Miller razed the wooden structure and built the 65-room brick Acme Hotel in its place in 1889. It was destroyed by fire in 1905.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6864.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 31° 47.77′ N, 95° 9.034′ W. Marker is in Rusk, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Loop State Highway 62) and East 6th Street (U.S. 84), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 North Main Street, Rusk TX 75785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
2. Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Cherokee County C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County (about 300 feet away); Norman Law Firm (about 500 feet away); Bachelor Girl's Library Club (about 600 feet away); The James I. Perkins Family Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Sam Houston Speeches (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rusk Footbridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rusk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.

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