Lake Cherokee, Texas

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Lake Cherokee, Texas
Lake Cherokee is located in Texas
Lake Cherokee
Lake Cherokee
Lake Cherokee is located in the United States
Lake Cherokee
Lake Cherokee
Coordinates: 32°21′25″N 94°39′05″W / 32.35694°N 94.65139°W / 32.35694; -94.65139Coordinates: 32°21′25″N 94°39′05″W / 32.35694°N 94.65139°W / 32.35694; -94.65139
Country United States
State Texas
CountiesRusk, Gregg
 • Total42.80 km2 (16.525 sq mi)
 • Land31.70 km2 (12.239 sq mi)
 • Water11.10 km2 (4.286 sq mi)
103 m (338 ft)
 • Total3,071
 • Density96.9/km2 (250.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)430 & 903
GNIS feature ID2586944[2]

Lake Cherokee is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Gregg and Rusk counties, Texas, United States. Its population was 3,071 as of the 2010 census.[1]


The community consists of housing development that surrounds Lake Cherokee, a reservoir on Cherokee Bayou, an east-flowing tributary of the Sabine River. Texas State Highway 149 forms the northern border of the CDP; the highway leads northwest 12 miles (19 km) to Longview and southeast 24 miles (39 km) to Carthage.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 16.525 square miles (42.80 km2); 12.239 square miles (31.70 km2) of its area is land, and 4.286 square miles (11.10 km2) is water.[1] About three-quarters of the area of the CDP is within Rusk County, with the remainder in Gregg County. The county line follows the center of the lake for the lower half of its reach. The upstream half of the lake is entirely within Rusk County.


  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: Texas". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Lake Cherokee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.