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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Middletown.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Middletown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Middletown to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Middletown to:

  • Wilmington [Map], which is the Seat of New Castle County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Middletown to Wilmington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Dover [Map], which is the State Capital of Delaware, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,818 miles [9,363.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,400 miles [7,081.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Middletown ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Middletown.

While the name Middletown is unique within Delaware, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Delaware

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Middletown   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the Northwest

California

Lake County

Our profile page for Middletown, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,484 miles [3,997.6 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Middletown, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,445 miles [3,934.8 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Middletown, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Middletown, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Logan County

Our profile page for Middletown, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the West

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Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Middletown, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the West Northwest

Henry County

Our profile page for Middletown, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the West

Shelby County

Our profile page for Middletown, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West

Vigo County

Our profile page for Middletown, Vigo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Vigo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Des Moines County

Our profile page for Middletown, Des Moines County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Middletown, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Middletown, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Middletown, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the West

Madison County

Our profile page for Middletown, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the West Southwest

Russell County

Our profile page for Middletown, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Middletown, Penobscot County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Penobscot County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Middletown, Baltimore County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Baltimore County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Charles County

Our profile page for Middletown, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Southwest

Frederick County

Our profile page for Middletown, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the West

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Michigan

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Middletown, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Middletown, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the West

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Middletown, Lander County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,159 miles [3,474.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Middletown, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 53 miles [85.3 km] to the East Southeast

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Middletown, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Northeast

Morris County

Our profile page for Middletown, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the North Northeast

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New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Middletown, Bronx County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Middletown, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Hyde County

Our profile page for Middletown, Hyde County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the South

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Middletown, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the West

Champaign County

Our profile page for Middletown, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West

Crawford County

Our profile page for Middletown, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Middletown, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the North Northwest

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Middletown, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Northwest

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Middletown, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the West Northwest

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Middletown, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the North

McKean County

Our profile page for Middletown, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the Northwest

Northampton County

Our profile page for Middletown, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the North Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Middletown, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Middletown, Newport County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Middletown, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Frederick County

Our profile page for Middletown, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the West

Northampton County

Our profile page for Middletown, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South

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West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Middletown, Nicholas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nicholas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Middletown ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blackbird   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Middletown   [Map]
Blackbird Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Evergreen Farms   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Forest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Gander Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greylag   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Vista   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine Tree Corners   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Point Breeze   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sugar Loaf Chase   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sycamore Farms   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Middletown. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Donald Byrd     (Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd, II)
  Musician. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Friday December 9, 1932 and died in Dover (Delaware) on Monday February 4, 2013 at an age of 80. He was buried at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery (Oakland County, Michigan) [Map].

Dover [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Middletown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Byrd<9>
 
Charles H. 'Duke' Esper     (Born as Charles Esbacher)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Salem (New Jersey) on Tueday July 28, 1868 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 31, 1910 at an age of 42. He was buried at Northwood Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Salem [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Middletown

Philadelphia [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the northeast of Middletown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles H. 'Duke' Esper
 
Tom Hall     (Thomas Francis Hall)
  Professional football. He was born in Wilmington (Delaware) on Wednesday April 3, 1940 and died in Longmeadow (Massachusetts) on Thursday December 14, 2017 at an age of 77.

Wilmington [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Middletown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Hall
 
John Bernard 'Hans' Lobert
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Wilmington (Delaware) on Tueday October 18, 1881 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 14, 1968 at an age of 86.

Wilmington [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Middletown

Philadelphia [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the northeast of Middletown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bernard 'Hans' Lobert

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Middletown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for New Castle County: www.co.new-castle.de.us/

The official website for State of Delaware: delaware.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Middletown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Middletown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Middletown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Middletown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middletown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4451, Longitude: -75.7148     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Middletown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Middletown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.071 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.595 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.94 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Middletown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Middletown could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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