The City of Brush! is conveniently located on Interstate 76, 9 miles east of Fort Morgan, and approximately
80 miles away from Denver. Brush! also has its own 5,000 foot runway and is only 60 minutes away from Denver International Airport.
Our Greatest Resource: Pristine Water
Brush! has its own water wells, drawing from the Beaver Creek aquifer. We are one of the few cities in the state which has water so pure that chlorination is not required before
it is put into the distribution system for consumption. The only thing added is fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. Additionally, the water is naturally softened by area sandhills.
Brush! is home to 2 elementary schools (Thomson,
grades K-1 and Beaver Valley, grades 2-5), middle school (Brush Middle School) and 1 High School (Brush High School). Brush! also has its own library, East Morgan County Library, and Morgan Community College is located just 8 miles west in Fort Morgan.
One of the cities in Morgan County is the City of 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 Govenor 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.