Cherokee County's first bank was established in 1884 in this 1865 building. Located off the downtown square next to the Heritage Center of Cherokee County Museum, 208 Henderson St. 903/683-5665. www.HCCC-Museum.org.
This building, Rusk's fourth courthouse, was built in 1940–41. It is constructed of native red and white limestone with decorative art deco grillwork. Visit the first and second floors to see one-of-a-kind portraits of famous Texans and historical artist renderings. 135 S. Main. 903/683-4242.
The park is home to a variety of wildlife nestled in the lush piney woods of East Texas. 1200 C.R. 4405 off Texas 204. 903/683-3322. www.cherokeetrace.org.
This wooded setting is home to a 546-foot footbridge, said to be nation's longest. It was originally built in 1861 for crossing the valley during the rainy season. Open all day. One block east of town square. 903/683-4242.
This is the cultural history museum of Cherokee County, featuring The Texas Eastern Penitentiary, Lost City of New Birmingham, books, articles, and artifacts of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. 208 Henderson St. , a half block off the Downtown Square. ...
This 175-acre scenic forest area of lofty pines is dedicated as a memorial to Governor Hogg. It includes his restored birthplace, museum and family cemetery. The park also offers hiking trails, picnic areas and a pavilion that can be rented for special events. Two miles northeast off U.S. 84. 903...
Several routes near Rusk offer excellent woodland scenery: U.S. 69 both north and south ; also F.M. 347, F.M. 747 (neither shown on most maps) that lead north from U.S. 84 west.
Offers steam and diesel train excursions year-round, plus special events and dinner trains throughout the year. Fee for train ride. Depots located in Rusk and Palestine. Reservations and schedule: 888/987-2461. www.TexasStateRR.com. Also see Palestine.
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