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Welcome to Rusk ...

The city of Rusk is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Rusk is located in Cherokee County<1> and is the County Seat for Cherokee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rusk has a population of 5,635 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rusk.

The community of Rusk is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rusk lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Rusk: (903) and (430)<4>

The ZIP code for Rusk: 75785<5>

Websites for Rusk ...

Official Website: www.rusktx.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rusk had an population of 5,635 people. This is an increase of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rusk had a population of 5,551 people (or 10.92% of the total population of Cherokee County). This makes Rusk the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Rusk represents 0.02% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 313rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,551 people, the population of Rusk increased 9.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,085 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rusk.

Communities Also Named Rusk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Rusk - they are located in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rusk.

Communities near Rusk ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rusk.

  • Jacksonville [Cherokee County]
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    • Jacksonville [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Rusk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,829 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<7>
  • Alto [Cherokee County]
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    • Alto [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Rusk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<7>
  • New Summerfield [Cherokee County]
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    • New Summerfield [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Rusk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,187 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Summerfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Summerfield<7>
  • Cushing [Nacogdoches County]
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    • Cushing [Nacogdoches County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Rusk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushing have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cushing<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gallatin [Cherokee County]
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      • Gallatin [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Rusk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin<7>
    • Reklaw [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reklaw
      • Reklaw [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Rusk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reklaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reklaw<7>
    • Dialville [Cherokee County]
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      • Dialville [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Rusk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dialville
    • Maydelle [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maydelle
      • Maydelle [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Rusk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maydelle have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maydelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maydelle<7>
    • Ponta [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponta
      • Ponta [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Rusk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponta
    • Turney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turney
      • Turney [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Rusk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turney

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rusk. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rusk.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rusk. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rusk.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rusk. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rusk.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rusk ...

Looking for more information about Rusk? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rusk, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rusk.

Adding Rusk to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rusk in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rusk was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Rusk in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rusk on our Genealogy Page.

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Cherokee County

About Texas

The official website for Rusk: www.rusktx.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rusk.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rusk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rusk). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rusk or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rusk) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rusk. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RuskOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rusk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7959, Longitude: -95.1505    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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