Introduction to Brazil, Indiana
Located in Clay county, Brazil, Indiana, is 15 miles E of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center) and 54 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. Part of the surrounding Terre Haute metro area, the city is close by to other areas. Brazil is home to 8,188 residents.
The city of Brazil was founded in 1866. It was named after the country of Brazil, as at the time Brazil was a country constantly in the news. As of now, Brazil is a part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clay county, which was formed in 1825, originally had Bowling Green as its county seat; the county seat was relocated to Brazil in 1876, following the city's incredible development.
Brazil and nearby Attractions
- Bille Creek Village
- Forest Park
- Eugene V. Debs Home
- Hulman Links Golf Course
- Cataract Falls State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Brazil
The Forest Park houses the Fountain of the Contos, an original replica of the fountain in Ouro Preto, Brazil. The Community Theatre of Clay County, Cataract Falls State Recreation Area, and Eugene V. Debs Home are in the area. The golf courses in the city are the Hulman Links Golf Course, Hoosier Hills Golf Club, and Marks Par-3 Golf Course. The city hosts a number of local celebrations such as the Clay County Popcorn Festival in October and Rotary Festival in July.
Terre Haute International-Hulman Field Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Brazil Higher Education
Higher education is available at Depauw University, Indiana State University, and Ivy Tech State College-Wabash Valley.