"Middle of What?"Noted for the tall white spire of the Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown has been framed by its picturesque valley for over two centuries. German Protestants, fleeing persecution in Europe, founded the community before the American Revolution. Michael Jesserong, who laid out the town, named it Middletown as he sold four lots to Conrad Crone in 1768. No one is sure what the name means. Perhaps it refers to the community as the center of its own Middletown Valley, midway between South Mountain and Braddock Heights.
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|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:59pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280736 N 4369129|
|Decimal Degrees||39.44383333, -77.54798333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 26.63', W 77° 32.879'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 26' 37.80" N, 77° 32' 52.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 US-40 ALT, Middletown MD 21769, US|
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