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Pole Road in north Rusk County was named for Elmer Poole but a typo made it Pole.
As of 2000, Rusk County had a population of 47,372 folks, covering 924 square miles.
In 1860, Rusk County had the highest population in the state with 15,803 people.
Rusk County has four radio stations:
KZQX is an eclectic mix of 40s, 50s, and 60s American Hits and is run by an all volunteer crew, 104.7.
KXAL 100.3 is classic jazz and broadcasts Kilgore College Sports as well as services from The Church at Lake Cherokee.
Sister stations KWRD and KPXI are the Heartbeat of East Texas with country music. 100.7 FM and 1470 AM.
"Dad" Joiner breathed new life into the sleepy county in 1930 when he struck oil near Joinerville and discovered one of the largest oil fields in the world.