Introduction to Middletown, Delaware
Middletown, Delaware, in New Castle county, is 22 miles SW of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center) and 45 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is adjacent to the Wilmington - Newark metropolitan area. Approximately the population of Middletown is 6,161.
Middletown was originally a tavern shop on Old Cart Road. This road stretched across the peninsula between Bohemia Landing (eastern branch of Bohemia River in Maryland) and the Appoquinimink Creek in Odessa. Hence, the town was named Middletown. The town of Middletown was incorporated in the year 1861. It is also called the 'Diamond Town of the Diamond State' because the first town council decided the town should stretch beyond one-half mile in each direction at the corner of the crossroads.
Middletown and nearby Attractions
- Winterthur Museum
- Silver Lake Park
- Fort Delaware State Park
- Lums Pond State Park
- Canal Museum
Things To Do In Middletown
Tourists can participate in the Olde Tyme Peach Festival which is hosted by the town of Middletown every year. Silver Lake Park offers a range of facilities that one can enjoy. Winterthur Museum and Canal Museum are two historically significant places tourists love to visit. There are other attractions frequently visited including Fort Delaware State Park and Lums Pond State Park.
New Castle County Airport is the nearest airport to Middletown.
Middletown Higher Education
There are many higher education institutes close to Middletown including Wilmington College, Delaware State University, University of Delaware, and Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington.