Place:Middletown, Frederick, Virginia, United States

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NameMiddletown
Alt namesSenseney Townsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51017370
TypeTown
Coordinates39.028°N 78.279°W
Located inFrederick, Virginia, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Middletown is a town in Frederick County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,265 at the 2010 census.

History

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Belle Grove Plantation, about a mile southwest of Middletown, was first settled in about 1750 and its historic Federal-style manor house was completed in 1797. Middletown was the site of numerous military operations in the American Civil War including the Battle of Cedar Creek, fought just south of the town. The area where this battle occurred has been protected as part of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. Because the town was founded long before the Civil War, its antebellum history is extensive, as evidenced by the fact that Middletown's Wayside Inn purports to be the longest continuously running inn in America. Wayside Theatre, also located in Middletown, was one of Virginia's oldest professional live theaters (opened 1961, closed 2013). The town is home to Lord Fairfax Community College.

In addition to Belle Grove Plantation, Long Meadow, the Middletown Historic District, Fort Bowman, Monte Vista, Old Forge Farm, and St. Thomas Chapel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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