Middletown (HMK0)

Location: Middletown, VA 22645 Frederick County
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N 39° 1.982', W 78° 16.308'

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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.
HM NumberHMK0
Marker NumberA 105
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 736148 N 4323984
Decimal Degrees39.03303333, -78.27180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.982', W 78° 16.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 58.92" N, 78° 16' 18.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10025 State Rte 627, Middletown VA 22645, US
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