Lusk, Tennessee

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Unincorporated community
Lusk Community Center
Lusk Community Center
Lusk is located in Tennessee
Lusk is located in the US
Location within the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°30′5″N 85°17′55″W / 35.50139°N 85.29861°W / 35.50139; -85.29861Coordinates: 35°30′5″N 85°17′55″W / 35.50139°N 85.29861°W / 35.50139; -85.29861
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Bledsoe
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1647452[1]

Lusk (also Atpontley) is an unincorporated community in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 127 southwest of the city of Pikeville, the county seat of Bledsoe County.[2] Its elevation is 801 feet (244 m).[1]

The variant name Atpontley is a compound of the names of three coal miners: Atkinson, Dupont, and Finley.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Lusk, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 95.
  3. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-253-21478-5.