MIDDLETOWN , a
See also:borough of Dauphin
See also:county, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., on the east
See also:bank of the Susquehanna
See also:river, 9 m. below
See also:Harrisburg . Pop . (189o), 5o8o; (1900), 56o8 (34.0
See also:born and 289 negroes) ; (1910), 5374 . It is served by the Pennsylvania and the
See also:Philadelphia &
See also:railways, and by an electric
See also:line to Harrisburg . The borough has a considerable
See also:trade with the surrounding agricultural
See also:country, and owing to the proximity of the Yorkhaven power-plant (across the river) and the excellent railway service, is a manufacturing centre . The
See also:municipality owns its electric
See also:lighting plant . Middletown was founded in 1755 by Friends (from Philadelphia and other places in Pennsylvania) and Scotch-Irish, and was so named because of its position midway between
See also:Lancaster and Carlisle . It was first incorporated as a borough in 1828 .
THOMAS MIDDLETON (c. 1570-1627)
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