History of the Town of Lusk:
The town of Lusk was founded in 1886 by Frank S. Lusk (1857-1930). Since the town's founding, Lusk grown into an inviting place to live, with its residents enjoying great schools, the best of neighbors, a strong community and the small town country life that only a rural hometown can offer.
Today, Lusk is located in Niobrara County. The town itself is home to 1,567 people, with the county numbering 2,484 people. With local businesses, open pastures, friendly faces, and community events, Lusk is a wonderful place to reside or plan to visit on a much needed get-away.
Lusk has a growing economy with a strong mix of established and new businesses. Our community offers lots of room for growth and, with the addition of the Lusk Business Park, businesses have the opportunity to start up, or relocate to the natural beauty of the Eastern plains of Wyoming.
Frank S. Lusk was born April 27, 1857. He came to Wyoming for the first time in 1877 but only stayed for a short time. His travels took him to numerous states but in 1880 he returned and purchased land that would later become the town site of Lusk, Wyoming. After purchasing and establishing his land, he decided to put in for a post office on the land rather than travel to the closest one located at Rawhide Buttes. The post office was given the name 'Lusk' which then named the town Lusk and has since never been changed. In 1894 Frank S. Lusk married Louise B. (Findley) Lusk. Together, they resided for a time in the town of Lusk with their adopted daughter Vivian Gorham Lusk (Mahmood Abozeid) before leaving the town. In 1930 Frank S. Lusk died in Missoula, Montana on August 6.
The town of Lusk works closely with the Niobrara County Library for genealogy. You can visit the website (linked below) to search your own genealogy or to view the obituary for Frank S. Lusk, the founder of Lusk, Wyoming.
Town of Lusk Office
Monday-Friday8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Closed Weekends & Holidays
Lusk Public Works
Monday-Friday7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.