Vesper was laid out in 1886 when the railroad was extended to that point.
The post office in Vesper was discontinued in 1966.
Vesper is served by USD 299 Sylvan-Lucas Unified Schools.
Vesper High School was established in 1914. Hunter, Sylvan Grove and Vesper schools united to form Sylvan Unified schools in 1966. In 2010, Sylvan Unified united with Lucas-Luray schools to form Sylvan-Lucas Unified schools.
The Vesper High School mascot was Vesper Cardinals. Sylvan Unified as well as Sylvan-Lucas Unified mascot is the Mustangs.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 844.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "History". USD 299. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
- "Vesper Cardinals", The Salina Journal, 9 March 1966, p.12.
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