Red Lawn

Red Lawn is on U.S. Highway 69 eight miles south of Rusk in south central Cherokee County. The area was first settled before the Civil War, but a community did not begin to grow up until 1891, when the St. Louis and Southwestern Railway was built and Red Lawn became a station on the line. Around 1900 L. L. Cole operated a general store there, and J. A. Willis had a cotton gin. In 1940 Red Lawn had a school, a church, three businesses, and a population of seventy. The school and the businesses closed after World War II, and in the early 1990s only a few scattered houses remained in the area.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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