Rusk County Courthouse - November 24, 2017

Visit Henderson, Texas to see the 1928, fourth Rusk County Courthouse, built in the classical revival style, viewing the east side from Main Street

Thomas Jefferson Rusk - 12/05/1803 to 07/29/1857

Soldier - Patriot - Jurist - Statesman - County's Namesake

Named after a veteran of the Texas Revolution, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence & Texas political leader General Thomas Jefferson Rusk

Sesquicentennial Time Capsule to be opened March 2nd, 2036

Cornerstone of the 1878 third County Courthouse

1843 center of town marker from a mile north of town now at courthouse

View of twin griffins with blank crest above main doorway

The 1928 Rusk County Courthouse cornerstone

Walk around to the south side along Fordall Road

An impressive war memorial is at the northwest side of the courthouse

Listing those who served, were KIA, MIA in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam

Additional walls added for those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan

Pearson Title Company below the Henderson Water Tower;   Go Lions!

Viewing the west side of the courthouse from Van Buren Street

1936 Rusk County Jail is now the Emergency Mgmt & Licensing Building

East side of the former Rusk County Jail

Drawing of the 1878 Rusk County Courthouse in its former glory