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

The James I. Perkins Family Home

 
 
The James I. Perkins Family Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
1. The James I. Perkins Family Home Marker
Inscription. Attorney James N. Thomas (b. 1816) erected the one-story portion of this residence before 1851. James I. Perkins (1847-1923) built the two-story wing and added Victorian detailing after he purchased the property in 1883. Head of a leading Rusk family who owned the home for 94 years, Perkins served as district attorney, district judge, and a member of the State Legislature. His son James I. Perkins, Jr., (1887-1952) and daughter-in-law Morinne (Taylor) (1905-1974) shared a law practice and held offices in city and county government.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6954.)
 
Location. 31° 47.703′ N, 95° 8.889′ W. Marker is in Rusk, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of East 5th Street and Lone Oak Street, on the left when traveling east on East 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 East 5th Street, Rusk TX 75785, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rusk Footbridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Bachelor Girl's Library Club (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County
The James I. Perkins Family Home image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
2. The James I. Perkins Family Home
(about 600 feet away); Cherokee County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Norman Law Firm (about 600 feet away); Cherokee County C.S.A. (about 700 feet away); Rusk (approx. one mile away); Mountain Home (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rusk.
 
Categories. Politics
 
The James I. Perkins Family Home image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
3. The James I. Perkins Family Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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