Jim Hogg State Historic Park

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: June 13, 2020

Jim Hogg State Historic Park is on U.S. Highway 84 two miles northeast of Rusk in central Cherokee County. The 177-acre park includes portions of the old Mountain Home Plantation, the birthplace of Governor James Stephen Hogg. The area was originally settled by Hogg's parents, Lucanda (McMath) and Joseph L. Hogg, who moved there in 1839. In 1941 James Hogg's children Ima Hogg, Thomas E. Hogg, and Mike Hogg presented the property to the city of Rusk, which turned over the deed to the Texas Parks Board. A scale replica (1967) of the dog-trot cabin in which Hogg was born serves as a museum. The park also contains 1½ miles of nature trails, the Hogg family cemetery, picnic sites, and an old iron-ore strip mine.

Marker Files, Texas Historical Commission, Austin. Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Jim Hogg State Historic Park,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 09, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/jim-hogg-state-historic-park.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 13, 2020