Introduction to Brush, Colorado
The area now known as Brush was named in honor of Jared L. Brush, who came to the west of Denver in 1859 to mine gold. The town was named after him in 1882. Jared L. Brush served as sheriff and commissioner in Weld County and was also elected to the state legislature. Additionally, he served as Lieutenant Governor twice. Established in 1882, after the arrival of the Burlington Rail line, the city received official incorporation in 1884.
Brush and nearby Attractions
- Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area
- Grover Depot Museum
- Cherry Creek State Park
- Fort Morgan Museum
- Jackson Lake State Park
- Comanche Crossing Museum
Things To Do In Brush
Golf enthusiasts may visit Fort Morgan Municipal Golf Course and Bunker Hill Country Club, which are well equipped golf courses located nearby. One will also find churches such as Rankin Presbyterian Church and Eben Ezer Chapel in the area. Historic sites located nearby include the Wyoming State Capitol and Grounds, the Historic Governors' Mansion, and Fort Vasquez. There are also a number of parks in the area which offer a host of recreational activites. Some of the parks include Cherry Creek State Park, Jackson Lake State Park, Barr Lake State Park, and the Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area. Visitors may plan a day trip to places such as the Fort Morgan Museum, Rainbow Bridge, and Sherman Street National Historic District.
Denver International Airport is the closest major international airport.
Brush Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are available at the University of Colorado at Denver, Aims Community College, and the Community College of Denver.