RUSK COUNTY, TEXAS

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Trammel's Trace crossed the Sabine River at a natural crossing on top of lignite coal deposits that are beneath much of the region. This early natural crossing was used for hundreds of years before Francis Ramsdale added a ferry around 1836.

This point is where Rusk, Panola, and Harrison county meet. Trammel's Trace was named as 2/3 of the border between Rusk and Panola county when Rusk was formed in 1843.

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