Named after Thomas Jefferson Rusk, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the town is the birthplace of James Stephen Hogg and Thomas Mitchell Campbell, who were the first and second native-born Texans to serve as governor. Visit the hiking trails and picnic sites at historic Butler Park. Enjoy nine holes at Birmingham Forest Golf Course (903/683-9518). See a 1939 mural by Bernard Burch Zacheim in the post office lobby. A historical marker gives details about the Old Rusk Penitentiary Building (