Millard, Omaha, Nebraska

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Millard[1] is a former town and current neighborhood in southwest Omaha, Nebraska; the original downtown area (often referred to as 'Old Millard') is near 132nd St. and L St. After lengthy legal fights, the city of Millard was annexed by the city of Omaha in 1971.[2] There also were attempts through both the state legislature and the court system to annex Millard into the Omaha Public Schools, but the Millard Public Schools remained an independent unit; although recently they have been included under the Taxing authority of the Learning Community to extend Omaha's tax base.

History[edit]

Millard was laid out in 1870 by Ezra Millard, and named for him.[3] A post office was established in Millard in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1967.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Millard, Omaha, Nebraska
  2. ^ Larsen, Lawrence Harold (2007). Upstream Metropolis: An Urban Biography of Omaha and Council Bluffs. [[University of Nebraska Press]]. p. 327. ISBN 0-8032-0602-X. 
  3. ^ Wakeley, Arthur Cooper (1917). Omaha: The Gate City, and Douglas County, Nebraska. S.J. Clarke publishing Company. p. 419. 
  4. ^ "Douglas County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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Coordinates: 41°12′34″N 96°07′23″W / 41.209413°N 96.12299°W / 41.209413; -96.12299