Nestled in the heart of the Pineywoods, in East Texas, you will find the picturesque town of Rusk, a certifiable back drop for any selfie.

Rich in its history, Rusk (established April 11, 1846) was named after Thomas Jefferson Rusk, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Here you will find the longest wooden footbridge in the nation, the Texas State Railroad, the only community theater in Cherokee County, historical landmarks, and a community filled with parks guaranteed to fulfill any camper, hiker, family, or picnic enthusiast needs.

Rusk is a county seat, and in the heart of downtown you will find the statuesque courthouse, a location the locals refer to as “the square” and frequent for many of the town’s annual events.

The Saturday following Thanksgiving, a large presence of arts and craft vendors, food trucks, local businesses, entertainers, and visitors from across the state gather at the famous square as the town transforms into a true hometown Christmas experience.

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