sidebar menu icon


JIM HOGG STATE HISTORIC PARK. 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,qqv 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.
Christopher Long

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Jim Hogg State Historic Park," accessed November 19, 2017,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.