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Rusk County, Texas

US county information
NameRusk County
US Area
Total Area939 sq mi (2432 km2)
Land Area924 sq mi (2393.2 km2)
Water Area15 sq mi (38.9 km2)
Population53330 (2010)
Density20/km2 (51.8/sq mi)

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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 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 twenty-five entirely dry counties in the State of Texas.

Chuck Hopson, a pharmacist from Jacksonville, is the Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives whose District 11 includes Rusk County.

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