Rusk County, Texas

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Rusk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. Originally a part of Nacogdoches County, Rusk was established as its own county by the Congress of the Republic of Texas on January 16, 1843. In 2000, its population was 47,372. Its seat is Henderson[1] and it is part of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Longview–Marshall Combined Statistical Area. Rusk County is named for Thomas Jefferson Rusk, a secretary of war of the Republic of Texas.

Rusk County is one of thirty entirely dry counties in the State of Texas.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 939 square miles (2,431 km²), of which 924 square miles (2,392 km²) is land and 15 square miles (39 km²) (1.61%) is water.

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