Cherokee County Courthouse
Rusk, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1941
Architect - Gill & Bennett
Photos: Robert Deering 2/1/2009
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1846

COUNTY NAMED FOR: The county was named for the Cherokee Indians, who lived in the area before being expelled in 1839.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Rusk.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:  Gen. Thomas Jefferson Rusk, one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

COURTHOUSES: Five - 1846, 1850, 1859, 1889, and 1941.

STANDING: 1941 stone courthouse in Modern style constructed with WPA funds.

 
 
 
1889 Courthouse
 

1889 Courthouse
After 1926 Remodeling Project
 

1941 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974