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Nacogdoches County, Texas


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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Cushing is approximately 587 (1990), 612 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 240 (1990), 242 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cushing is 3.441 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.009 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cushing to Washington DC is 1149 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 203 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cushing is positioned 31.81 degrees north of the equator and 94.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on State Highway 204 and Farm Road 225, eighteen miles northwest of Nacogdoches in extreme northwestern Nacogdoches County.
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History & History Related Items

Cushing was founded in 1902, when the Texas and New Orleans Railroad announced that it would lay track. The community was named for Edward Benjamin Cushing, an official with the railroad. A local post office opened in 1902, and the town was laid out the following year. In 1904 regular passenger service began on the railroad. The railroad spurred the development of the lumbering industry in the northwestern corner of the county, and Cushing quickly developed as a shipping center for the numerous sawmills in the region. The town incorporated in 1905 and by 1914 had a bank, a hotel, a weekly newspaper named the Enterprise, twenty-eight businesses, and an estimated population of 600. By 1925 the population reached a high of 1,500. During the 1930s the town began to decline, as a result of the Great Depressionqv and the deforestation of the surrounding area. By 1950 the population fell to 473. Afterward the number of residents remained steady, but many of the town's businesses have closed. In 1965 Cushing still had thirty-seven rated businesses; by the early 1990s it had seven. The reported population in 1990 was 465.
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The founding of Cushing


The incorporation of Cushing


Cushing City Government

Cushing City Office
808 7th St
Cushing, TX 75760
Phone: 409-326-4665

Cushing Schools

Cushing School Superintendent
1 Bearkat Dr
Cushing, TX 75760
Phone:409-326-4890 Cushing


The population of Cushing was:
1905 - 600
1925 - 1,500
1950 - 473
1990 - 465

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