The City Brush! was named in honor of Jared L. Brush, a Colorado cattle pioneer. Long before the town was founded, the site was a shipping point on the old Texas-Montana cattle trail, known as the Beaver Creek Station. Mr. Brush never actually lived in Brush!, but helped settle what is now known as Greeley, Colorado. He later served as Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, lived in Greeley and visited "his town" often. He helped organize the first rodeo in Brush! on July 4, 1884, bringing a trainload of visitors from Denver to view the phenomenon.
Brush! is nestled in the agriculturally-rich South Platte River valley. In 1886 a number of Danish families formed a settlement, attracted to the rich and loamy soil. Today bountiful crops of corn, soy, sugar beets, and wheat still prevail.
The Brush! townsite was laid out in June, 1882 after the Burlington Rail line reached this point on its way from Chicago to Denver. The City was incorporated by election on October 18, 1884. Today the City limits are home for just over 5,471 people.
Brush has a rich history that is still evident today in the many historical sites located throughout the city. Click on the following links to learn more:
- All Saints Lutheran Church - Eben Ezer
- Brush Museum & Cultural Center
- Immanual Congregation
- Sands Theatre
- Rankin Presbyterian Church