Rusk County is one of the 254 counties of the US state of Texas. The county seat is Henderson, as is its largest city. The county has an area of 2,431 km² and a population of 47,372 inhabitants, for a population density of 20 inhab / km². This county was founded in 1843. It is one of the 46 counties in Texas that prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages.