Milliken, Weld Co., Colorado

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Milliken, Weld Co., Colorado

Milliken has its beginnings as the community of Hillsboro which was organized in 1905. In 1908, a town called Milliken (named in honor of Judge John David Milliken, the President of the Northwestern Land and Iron Company) was established right next to Hillsboro, and on 1 October 1910, Hillsboro was annexed by Milliken. Volga German families came to the area to work in the sugar beet industry. They settled in and around Milliken.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have lived in and around Milliken:

Dechant from Ober-Monjou
Frank from Dönhof
Kammerzell from Frank
Reichert from Dietel
Treise from Wiesenmüller


A Brief History of the Town (Milliken Historical Society)

Pre-Volga Origin

Milliken Train Depot
Source: Milliken Historical Society.

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 50.465833
Longitude: 9.903333
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