“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Middletown in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Middletown Academy

Middletown Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2021
1. Middletown Academy Marker
Inscription.  In 1824 area residents petitioned the General Assembly for a lottery to erect a building for education and public worship. Construction of the Academy began in 1826 and was completed the next year. For many years the building served as the center of community activities. Previously a private institution, it became a part of the public school system in 1876. The school was closed in 1929. The building was deeded in 1945 to the St. Georges Hundred Historical Society, an organization formed to insure its preservation. In 1960, the property was acquired by the Town of Middletown. Since then the building has been used for a variety of purposes. Continuing the traditional role as a public meeting place, the facility has been utilized by a number of municipal agencies and community organizations. The Middletown Academy was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Erected 2005 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-144.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation
Middletown Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, August 17, 2008
2. Middletown Academy
Building is still in public use.
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. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. 39° 27.092′ N, 75° 43.033′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Broad Street (Delaware Route 71) and Crawford Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown DE 19709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Witherspoon Tavern (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Middletown (about 700 feet away); Middletown World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); Forest Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); School Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louis L. Redding Comprehensive High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M. (approx. half a mile away); Old St. Anne's (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on September 7, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 22, 2022