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RUSK County

Texas, USA

 

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Introduction

 

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.  Its seat is Henderson.  Rusk County is named for Thomas Jefferson Rusk, a secretary of war of the Republic of Texas.

Counities adjacent to Rusk County are Gregg County (north), Harrison County (northeast), Panola County (east), Shelby County (southeast), Nacogdoches County (south), Cherokee County (southwest), and Smith County (northwest).

 

History of Rusk County

 

 

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COUNTY RECORDS

·         Rusk County Clerk has Court Records from 1847, Land Records from 1843 , Probate Records from 1847, Marriage Records from 1843 and Birth/Death Records from 1903 is located at P.O. Box 758, Henderson, Texas 75652-0758; Phone: 903-657-0330, Fax: 903-657-0062; email: joyce.lewis@co.rusk.tx.us .

·         Migrations through Rusk County      (Source: MIGRATIONS.org)

·         Rusk County Public Records Links      (Source: Free Public Records Directory)

·         Rusk County Records      (Source: Find County Records) 

·        There are a few online databases which include: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, Texas Deaths, 1964-98, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 & 1966-2002, and Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2002.

 

HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

·         Rusk County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1314, Henderson 75653-1314

·         Rusk County Historical Commission, P.O. Box 1773, Henderson, TX 75652

·         Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927

·         Texas Genealogical Society, 2505 Beluche Drive, Galveston 77551

·       East Texas Genealogical Society 

 

LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS and ARCHIVES

·         The Depot Museum  Henderson, Texas

·         The Depot Museum Complex  Henderson, Texas

·         Family History Library Holdings      (Source: Family History Library)

·         PERiodical Source Index Search  Rusk County, Texas     (Source: PERiodical Source Index)

·         Rusk County Libraries      (Source: Public Libraries Library Directory)

·         Rusk County Records      (Source: East Texas Research Center)

·         Rusk County Records on Microfilm      (Source: Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in RUSK County

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service

National Historic Landmarks

National Battlefields

National Historic Sites

National Historical Parks

National Memorials

National Monuments

 

Surnames

surnames

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Azbell,     Peachee,     Rhodes

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

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Gen-Sites

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FAMILY HISTORY NOTES

 

GEN-SITE PROFILE(s)

 

Henderson

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Texas;   County: Rusk;  

Place: Henderson; Coordinates/Map: 32° 9′ 14″ N, 94° 48′ 10″ W

 

1878 Rusk County

Court House

 

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DESCRIPTION:   Henderson the county seat of Rusk County. Henderson is named for James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of the state of Texas.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: Azbell, Thomas Jefferson, Marriage: 14 Feb 1855;  Peachee, Orletha, Marriage: 14 Feb 1855;  Rhodes, Harriet, Birth: Dec 1853;  Rhodes, John, Birth: 04 Jul 1851;  Rhodes, Julia, Birth: 04 Feb 1855;  Rhodes, Thomas, Birth: Jan 1850;

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  History of Rusk County;

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The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place(s) within this locality at which these events may have occurred.

 

Profiles for 62 cities, towns and other populated places in Rusk County Texas

Map of Rusk County Texas

Rusk County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

Rusk County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

Rusk County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches

 

 

CITIES:

Easton (mostly in Gregg County)

Henderson

Kilgore (mostly in Gregg County)

Mount Enterprise

New London

Overton (partly in Smith County)

Reklaw (mostly in Cherokee County)

Tatum (partly in Panola County)

 

 

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES:

Concord

Elderville (partly in Gregg County)

Joinerville

Laird Hill

Laneville

Leverett's Chapel

Minden

Price

Selman City

Turnertown

State-Wide Resources

For more information about the U.S. State in which this county is located  click  on  these  LINKS:

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GENERAL RESOURCES

·         Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·         Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·         Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·         Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·         Rootsweb.com - Localities

·         Cyndi's List - General U.S. Sites

LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·         Rusk County (Family History 101.com)

·         Rusk County TXGenWeb

·         Rusk County, TX Genealogy Forum

·         Rusk County, TX at Rootsweb

·         Cyndi's List - U.S. – Texas - Localities

·         Linkpendium > Genealogy> Rusk County

·         History of Rusk County

·         Rusk County Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

 

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1878 Rusk County Court House,

Henderson Texas

 

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Contact Information 

Contact information

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