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Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Middletown

 
 
Middletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, July 15, 2007
1. Middletown Marker
Inscription. The Virginia General Assembly established Middletown in 1794. Dr. Peter Senseney laid out the original lots for the village. Surrounded by farms and plantations, including historic Belle Grove, the community grew along the Great Wagon Road, which stretched from Philadelphia to Georgia. Early merchants and businesses included Jacob Danner, clock and instrument maker, James Ridings, a threshing machine designer, and the tavern now known as the Wayside Inn. Shenandoah Valley historian Samuel Kercheval resided here for a number of years and in 1833 published A History of the Valley of Virginia. Military activity occurred here throughout the Civil War culminating in the 19 Oct. 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek. Middletown became an incorporated town in 1880.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-105.)
 
Location. 39° 1.982′ N, 78° 16.308′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Reliance Road ¼ mile west of Interstate 85, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. ¼ mile away);
Wider view of the Middletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, July 15, 2007
2. Wider view of the Middletown Marker
Engagement Of Middletown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Charles Russell Lowell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stone Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); End Of Sheridan’s Ride (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Cauldron (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heater Fields (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Wind—Middletown - Hidden Treasure of the Shenandoah Valley. (Submitted on July 25, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Wayside Inn. (Submitted on July 25, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
The Wayside Inn image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, July 15, 2007
3. The Wayside Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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