Established on Lone Tree Creek in 1916, Brusett received its name when homesteader Alma Brusett Smith applied to the federal government to open a post office. The town served area ranchers and homesteaders.(Copyright 2009, Montana Historical Society: Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman, Montana Historical Society Research Center Staff)
Brusett is northwest of Jordan in Garfield county; one of the more isolated parts of the state. The main reason for this isolation is that the railroad never arrived. Today, the wide-open areas around Brusett are known for ranches and farms, which are producers of cattle, sheep and winter wheat.