Fair   77.0F  |  Forecast »

Cherokee County

Named for the Cherokee Indians that once resided there, Cherokee County still maintains the classic natural allure that the Native Americans prized in their homeland.

Visit the fascinating Rusk/Palestine State Park. This Texas State Park offers a hiking trail, picnic area, playground, tennis courts, and fishing jetty. It also contains the historic former Texas State Railroad within its boundaries. Also visit Lake Mayo, a spring-fed lake that is great for fishing, and Lake Palestine for boating, fishing, and camping. 

For a day spent at one with nature, mingled with intriguing local history, visit the Jim Hogg Historic Site. This site is a memorial to Texas' first native-born governor, and contains a replica of his birthplace, along with a museum. Outside, there is a nature trail and picnic area. Nature study, historical study, and bird watching are common activities at this site.

Beautiful natural surroundings and friendly people make Cherokee County a pleasant place to visit.


Cherokee County Photography

Do you want to share a photo with us?
Take your best shot – and submit your photo here.