Millard, Omaha, Nebraska

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Millard
Neighborhood
Water tower
Water tower
Coordinates: 41°12′34″N 96°07′28″W / 41.209493°N 96.1245°W / 41.209493; -96.1245
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Douglas
City Omaha
Founded 1870
Incorporated 1885
Absorbed 1971
Founded by Ezra Millard
Time zone UTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
Zip Codes 68135, 68137
Area Codes 402, 531

Millard is a former town and current neighborhood in southwest Omaha, Nebraska; the original downtown area (often referred to as 'Old Millard') is near Millard Avenue and L Street.

History[edit]

Millard was laid out in 1870 by Ezra Millard, and named for him.[1] A post office was established in Millard in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1967.[2] The town was incorporated in 1885.[1] After lengthy legal fights, the town of Millard was annexed by the city of Omaha in 1971.[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wakeley, Arthur Cooper (1917). Omaha: The Gate City, and Douglas County, Nebraska. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 419.
  2. ^ "Douglas County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  3. ^ 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.

See also[edit]

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