Cherokee County Offices
Cherokee County was formed from land given by Nacogdoches County in 1846. It was organized in the same year. The town of Rusk, Texas, became the county seat. Cherokee County voted in favor of secession from the Union during the build-up to the American Civil War.
In 1872, the International-Great Northern Railroad caused Jacksonville to relocate two miles east, to be near the tracks. The Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railway was built north-to-south through the county between 1882 and 1885. The Texas and New Orleans Railroad in 1905 and the Texas State Railroad in 1910 each gave rise to new county towns along their tracks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is my commissioner?
Precinct 2 Commissioner Steven Norton
Phone: 936-858-4785 Fax: 936-858-4786
County Judge Chris Davis is over the Commissioners Court
Phone: 903-683-2324 Fax: 903-683-2393
Commissioners meet twice per month on Tuesday mornings. Agendas are posted here: https://www.co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html
Who is my Justice of the Peace?
Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace
Judge Amber Hood
P.O. Box 553 Alto, TX 75925
123 W. San Antonio, Alto, Texas