Place:Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States

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NameRusk
TypeCity
Coordinates31.798°N 95.15°W
Located inCherokee, Texas, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Cedar Hill Cemetery
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Rusk is a city in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,551 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cherokee County.

History

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The town was established by an act of the Texas legislature on April 11, 1846. It was named after Thomas Jefferson Rusk, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. By 1850, Rusk reportedly had 355 residents. A post office was authorized on March 8, 1847.

The City of Rusk is no longer dry; a beer and wine local option election passed on May 9, 2009.

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