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BROOMFIELD COUNTY, COLORADO

HISTORY HOMEPAGE

Broomfield County is Colorado's newest county, formed by statute in November 1998. It encompasses part of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld Counties. It has made history however in that the town of Broomfield, founded in 1877 as Zang's Spur, grew into the city of Broomfield, and finally became an independent county in the state of Colorado.

While we realize there is no past history to research for this county as such, we must also realize that we are creating tomorrow's history. Therefore, one of the things we will be doing is attempting to record the county "happenings" now. There is history of the area, however - found in the old records of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld Counties.

The town of Zang's Spur was named after A.J. Zang, owner/founder of Zang's Brewery. The town's name changed to Broomfield around 1900, because of the volume of "broom corn" which was grown extensively in the area.

Please understand that this page is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Bookmark it and visit again soon. We hope to be adding material as we find it! Meanwhile, we are looking for Lookup Volunteers who live in the area. Please contact us if you would like to help preserve yesterday and today for tomorrow's generations. msaban@wyoming.com

View our 1888 County Maps of Colorado to view Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld Counties. NEW


OUR BROOMFIELD RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
EARLY FOUNDERS AND CITIZENS

Biography of Mary Meikle Wright - founder of the Broomfield Creamery and also Colorado's first female Dairy Commissioner

Census of Broomfield - under progress

HISTORY

Boulder Grange - Under construction

Broomfield Mill- Looking for photos and history

Early town of Broomfield

Meanwhile, check out the short History on line (off this site) prepared by the City of Broomfield

OFF SITE RESOURCES
City of Broomfield - Official Homepage

Broomfield Chamber of Commerce

  • info@broomfieldchamber.org

Churches in Broomfield Mamie Dowd Eisenhower Library Broomfield On Line
Broomfield Enterprise The Daily Camera The Boulder Weekly
Alumni Net Northwest Parkway American Historical Society of Germans From Russia - National Homepage
Broomfield's Old Stores - Commentary in Broomfield Enterprise    

 

OUR RESEARCH RESOURCES

OUR WEBPAGES AND PROJECTS

Genealogy Along the Rockies - updated and expanded

Colorado History Homepage

Colorado General Resources

Our Nebraska Homepage

Wyoming History Homepage

Wyoming Migrations

Family History Resource Page

General Family History Resources

U.S. States - State by State

International Resources

Military Resources

Native American Resources

Cemeteries, Funeral Homes and Obituaries

Scotland-United Kingdom

Meikle-One Name Study

Tis a Long Road - Saban Thompson Homepage

Grandma and Grandpa's World Homepage

Page Created January 8, 2001 by Mary and Don Saban. Perpetual Copyright 2001 All Rights Reserved. Send comments to genrockies@yahoo.com - put Broomfield CO in subject line  

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