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Rusk, the county seat and second largest city of Cherokee County, is near the geographic center of the county at the junction of US 69 and US 84, Hwy 110, and Farm roads 241, 343, 752, 768, 1248, 1857, and 2972, 120 miles southeast of Dallas.

After many ups and down, the town revived in the 1990s, and contained 5,085 inhabitants and 233 businesses in 2000.

Rusk remains a commercial center for a surrounding agricultural, lumber, and iron ore area. The nearby Texas State Railroad, now operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Rusk State Park, attracts numerous tourists to the area.

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