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Middletown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Middletown

 
 
Middletown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Middletown Marker
Inscription.  The oldest town in Dauphin County; laid out in 1755 by George Fisher, Quaker. It was an important port at the junction of the Pennsylvania and Union Canals in the 19th century. Site of early flour, lumber, and iron industries.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Quakerism, and the Union Canal series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
 
Location. 40° 11.981′ N, 76° 43.876′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of 351 N. Union Street and Main Street on 351 N. Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown PA 17057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 28 East Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 30 East Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker);
Main Street, Middletown, PA image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Main Street, Middletown, PA
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"Sant Peter's Kierch" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Monument (about 500 feet away); B'Nai Jacob Synagogue (approx. ¼ mile away); Burd Tombs (approx. ¼ mile away); Alfred's Victorian Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Canal (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  Middletown Borough. Official Website (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Main Street, Middletown, PA image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
3. Main Street, Middletown, PA
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,235 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Jun. 28, 2022