Cushing received its name from the township it is located within, Cushing Township. The town of Cushing has been assigned US zip code 56443. The town of Cushing is situated along U.S. Route 10 and County Road 5 (named Bear Road.) The latitude of Cushing is 46.148N. The longitude is -94.508W. It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,283 feet.
Cushing has one post office, one town hall building, two churches and one cemetery, a park, and an abandoned gas station from the early 1900s. There are several residential homes located in Cushing. The BNSF Railway runs through Cushing and has since the late 19th century. The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 632.