City and County 

   of

     Broomfield, Colorado

       

 

     On November 15, 2001, Broomfield became the 64th county in Colorado. Broomfield is located 20 miles northwest of  Denver off  U.S. 36 (Boulder Turnpike) in central Colorado. As a city, Broomfield spanned 4 counties: Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld.

    From it's earliest beginnings dating back to the 1880's as a train station on the Denver, Utah and Pacific Railroad, the unorganized community of Broomfield was in Boulder County. The name "Broomfield" came from the fields of broomcorn that grew in the area. Broomfield was a small farming community until the Turnpike Land Company began development in 1955. The population grew from 125 in 1950 to over 6,000 in 1961. Starting in 1969, the city began annexing parts of  three counties. In 1969, parts of Jefferson County were annexed; in 1971, parts of Adams County; and in 1988 parts of Weld County were annexed. For more information you can visit the City and County of Broomfield site or click on Map of Broomfield  below.

    Because Broomfield is so new, it has no history as a county. Genealogical information relating to Broomfield, can be found in the counties from which Broomfield was created or at the state offices.

Birth, Death-Colorado State http://vitalrec.com/co.html
Adams County http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coadams/
Boulder County http://theusgenweb.org/co/boulder/
Jefferson County http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cojefftp/
Weld County http://theusgenweb.org/co/weld/index.html

All Colorado Counties can be reached from the County List

 

 

HISTORY

    A history of Broomfield, Gem of the Mountain Valley, was written in 1975 by Laura L. Spitler and Lou Walther. This book has the history of families as well as the history of the area. There are copies of this book at the Broomfield Mamie D. Eisenhower Public Library and also at Carnegie Library in Boulder. 

    A second history of Broomfield was published in November, 2001. Written by Silvia Pettem, Broomfield: Changes Through Time covers the history of Broomfield from 1850 through 2001. There are copies for sale at The City and County of Broomfield and there are also copies at the Broomfield Mamie D. Eisenhower Public Library.

 

EARLY BROOMFIELD PIONEERS  

Brown  

Coulson, Druella (First Postmaster)                                      

Crooks

Scheurn     

 

BROOMFIELD POSTMASTERS

List of Broomfield Postmasters from the Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832 - September 30, 1971; National Archives microfilm M841.

 

CENSUS

1930 U.S. Census Index for Broomfield

 

MAP OF BROOMFIELD

DIRECTORIES

1906-07  

 

SOCIETIES AND MUSEUMS

Broomfield Genealogy Society

Broomfield Depot Museum- Learn about early Broomfield.

 

LAKEVIEW CEMETERY

    Broomfield two cemeteries. Lakeview Cemetery, located on Eagle Way across from Broomfield High School. It was incorporated in 1890 and is a working cemetery. It is owned and operated by the City and County of Broomfield.

    Commons Cemetery was opened in November 2003. It is located at East 9th Avenue and Sheridan Blvd and is owned and operated by the City and County of Broomfield.

  Lakeview Cemetery Index

 

QUERIES

    May be sent to me at julie@jpmresearch.com

 

OTHER LINKS:

USGenWeb State Index: http://usgenweb.org/states/index.shtml

COGenWeb Index Page: http://cogenweb.com/

USGenWeb Archives State Index: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/

CoGenWeb Archives Index: http://www.usgwarchives.org/co/cofiles.htm

 

 

                                                                                   

 

Welcome to The City & County of Broomfield, Colorado GenWeb Site. My name is Julie Miller, CG and I am the volunteer coordinator for this site.  If you have any suggestions or would like to contribute information to these pages, please contact me by email at julie@jpmresearch.com.  If you are interested in adopting a Colorado County, please contact the State Coordinator Gail Kilgore at gail.kilgore@gmail.com or Assistant State Coordinators Colleen Pustola at ladyaudris@earthlink.net and Billie Walsh at bilwalsh@swbell.net
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