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PLEASANT GROVE, TEXAS (Rusk County). Pleasant Grove was a farming community twelve miles southwest of Henderson in western Rusk County that became the site of a shallow oilfield in 1940. Also known as Shake Rag, it had two businesses and ten people during the 1930s.


Dorman H. Winfrey, A History of Rusk County (Waco: Texian, 1961).

Megan Biesele


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

Megan Biesele, "PLEASANT GROVE, TX (RUSK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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