Nestled in the heart of the Piney Woods of East Texas you will find the picturesque town of Rusk. Rich in history, Rusk was established April 11, 1846 and was named after Thomas Jefferson Rusk, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Here you will find a community filled with parks, historical landmarks, a ghost town, the longest wooden footbridge in the nation, the Heritage Center of Cherokee County, and the only community theater in Cherokee County. Rusk is the county seat, and in the heart of downtown you will find the statuesque courthouse, a location the locals refer to as the Square.
On Memorial Day weekend, the Square is the center of excitement and activity as the Rusk Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Fair on the Square. With a large presence of arts and craft vendors, food trucks, local businesses, entertainers, and visitors from across the state, the Fair on the Square is a “must do” event.