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Some of the cities, towns, and places in Rusk County are Brachfield, Cherokee County, Concord, Easton, Gregg County, Harmony Hill, Henderson, Joinerville, Kilgore, Laird Hill, Lake Cherokee, Laneville, Leverett's Chapel, Minden, Mount Enterprise, New London, New Salem, Overton, Panola County, Price, Red Level, Reklaw, Selman City, Smith County, Stewart, Tatum, Turnertown

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Rusk County is a county located in Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 53,330. Its county seat is Henderson. The county is named for Thomas Jefferson Rusk, a secretary of war of the Republic of Texas. Rusk County is part of the Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Longview–Marshall, TX Combined Statistical Area. Rusk County is represented by Bryan Hughes, a Republican from Mineola, Texas, in the Texas State Senator for Senate District 1, which includes Rusk County. Travis Clardy, a Republican from Nacogdoches, is the Texas State Representative for House District 11, which includes Rusk County. Trent Ashby, a Republican from Lufkin who was born in Rusk County in 1972, represents District 57, which includes Angelina and several other mostly rural East Texas counties.