Cushing is a city in northern Nacogdoches County. Cushing was started as a railroad town in 1902 and was named for Edward Benjamin Cushing, an official wioth the railroad. was founded in 1902, when the Texas and New Orleans Railroad announced that it would lay track. 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. Cushing has burned down a total of three times in its long history.