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

Rusk

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
1. Rusk Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1846. Named for Republic of Texas Statesman Thomas J. Rusk.
Industrial site and supply depot in the Civil War. Notable for iron manufacturing.
Birthplace of Texas Governors James S. Hogg, Thomas M. Campbell. City and county rich in historical sites marked for visitors.
 
Erected 1963 by Texas Historical Survey Commission. (Marker Number 6862.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 31° 48.521′ N, 95° 9.33′ W. Marker is in Rusk, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on N. Dickinson Drive (U.S. 69) south of Avenue A, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rusk TX 75785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cherokee County C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cherokee County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Cherokee County (approx. one mile away); Bachelor Girl's Library Club
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By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
2. Rusk Marker
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(approx. one mile away); Norman Law Firm (approx. one mile away); Site of Sam Houston Speeches (approx. one mile away); The James I. Perkins Family Home (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rusk.
 
Also see . . .  Rusk - Texasescapes.com. (Submitted on February 24, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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