Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Overview

Originally home to the Unami (Delaware) branch of the Lenni Lenape peoples, historians have dated the founding of Middletown Township to 1686. Residents made their livelihood through agriculture, animal husbandry, and milling. Throughout the 19th century, manufacturing, retail, and professional services increased. Middletown has been home to many prominent citizens, including Jacob and Minshall Painter, whose systematic planting of thousands of varieties of trees and shrubs survives today as the Tyler Arboretum. ...

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Overview

Originally home to the Unami (Delaware) branch of the Lenni Lenape peoples, historians have dated the founding of Middletown Township to 1686. Residents made their livelihood through agriculture, animal husbandry, and milling. Throughout the 19th century, manufacturing, retail, and professional services increased. Middletown has been home to many prominent citizens, including Jacob and Minshall Painter, whose systematic planting of thousands of varieties of trees and shrubs survives today as the Tyler Arboretum. Samuel D. Riddle was best known for breeding legendary racehorses. His community legacy lives on through the donation of his estate and farm to create Riddle Memorial Hospital. Middletown Township has grown to a thriving community, and today most of the farms and open fields have been replaced with retail and residential developments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738575384
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,420,863
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Anne Eves is the vice president of the Middletown Township Historical Society. Her family has lived in Delaware County since 1795 and have been residents of Middletown Township since 1900. The majority of images in Middletown Township, Delaware County were collected by Henry Pearson in the 1970s and 1980s and donated to the Middletown Township Historical Society.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Black Horse 9

2 Lima 17

3 Wawa and Darlington 35

4 Elwyn, Glen Riddle, and Lenni 41

5 Roads, Bridges, and Rails 55

6 Founding Families 71

7 Churches and Cemeteries 83

8 Schools and Learning 93

9 Sports and Recreation 107

10 Elsewhere in the Township 117

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