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. 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.[2] A post office was established in Millard in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1967.[3]

Expansion[edit]

In recent years, the Millard area has experienced a large amount of expansion. Several high wealth neighborhoods have developed in the area along with new retail and restaurants.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Millard, Omaha, Nebraska
  2. ^ Wakeley, Arthur Cooper (1917). Omaha: The Gate City, and Douglas County, Nebraska. S.J. Clarke publishing Company. p. 419. 
  3. ^ "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