Rusk is the County Seat for Cherokee County, just 120 miles southeast of Dallas. Our community offers small town support and a storied history—we were deeded as a town in 1847 and named after Gen. Thomas Jefferson Rusk, one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Our landmarks have shaped our history and define our quality of life. The historic Texas State Railroad connected freight and passengers to neighboring communities since the early 20th century, and now the Texas State Railroad Park attracts locals and tourists alike to experience the quaint, small-town charm Rusk has to offer.

In Rusk, we take pride in celebrating, maintaining, and sharing our historic districts and culture. We invite you to experience what makes us a great place to call home!