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Encyclopedia > Middletown, Delaware

Middletown is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 9,121.[1] New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ...

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Geography

Location of Middletown, Delaware

Middletown is located at 39°27′16″N, 75°42′50″W (39.454352, -75.713816)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias DE county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.6 km² (6.4 mi²). 16.6 km² (6.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.16% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Growth

Recent annexations of land have stimulated Middletown, as it is known as one of the fastest growing places in Delaware.


Surrounding the town itself are many affluent housing developments that are considered to be part of Middletown. Residents argue that the growth of the town rests primarily on these growing developments that attract a notable amount of higher-income families relocating from Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York City. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor... For the Bon Jovi album, see New Jersey (album) Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Middletown is continuing to grow with the addition of a few new neighbors. Red Lobster and Olive Garden will soon be among the many restaurants that now reside in the once farm based area. The streets are lined with restaurants for all ages and all appetites from breakfasts at the Waffle House, Bob Evans or the new Sunrise Bagel to a sit-down dinner at Applebees or Ruby Tuesdays to the fast foods such as McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Nino's Pizza, Quizno's and Arby's. Middletown also has unique restaurants such as Middletown Pizza and Middletown Diner. Grocery stores such as Acme, and Super G have also joined the evergrowing Middletown. Hardware stores, such as Shone Lumber and Lowes and a granite and marble company Dippold Marble& Granite,Inc.[1] are another growing trend in the Middletown area. The newest additions to Middletown are Hampton Inn, Starbucks, a new Shone Lumber building and a new bowling alley and a new granite and marble company Dippold Marble & Granite,Inc[2]. located on Main St. Red Lobster is a U.S. chain of seafood restaurants. ... Olive Garden is a casual dining American restaurant chain specializing in Italian food. ... Bob Evans was a Formula One driver from Britain. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Burger King, Seoul, South Korea Burger King is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling burgers, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and various sandwiches. ... Look up Subway in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Quizno Sub Quiznos Sub is a fast-food sandwich chain that specializes in toasted submarine sandwiches. ... Arbys is a fast food restaurant franchise in the United States and Canada that is primarily known for selling roast beef sandwiches, potato cakes, curly fries and Jamocha milkshakes. ... Hilton Hotels Corporation NYSE: HLT operates one of the worlds largest chains of hotels. ... Starbucks is the worlds largest multinational chain of coffee shops. ...


The fluctuation of growth has caused Middletown High School to become overcrowded by 400 students during the 2005-2006 school year.


Education

Education in Middletown is provided by the Appoquinimink School District. It is also the location of the prestigious St. Andrew's School, a boarding school for grades nine through twelve. Middletown is currently building a new high school, Appoquinimink High School, to accommodate the aforementioned overcrowding at MHS. It is scheduled to open in Fall of 2008. St. ...


Middletown is home to the Peach Festival, an annual summer tradition that attracts thousands of visitors each August.


Middletown hosts the M.O.T. Big Ball Marathon, an annual Labor Day event that benefits local charities.


It also hosts an annual Hummers parade. The parade's name is a spoof of the nearby Philadelphia Mummers parade. As opposed to the Mummers, which townfolk believe has gotten much too serious and full of itself, the Hummers parade encourages folks to dress up and act silly, occasionally getting out of hand as seen in the 2005 parade where members of the community acted outrageously. The parade has sobered a bit in recent years, to sport a more "family oriented" atmosphere. A group of comic mummers in the 2005 parade The Mummers Parade is held each New Years Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


The town was the filming location for the movie Dead Poets Society, featuring Robin Williams. Dead Poets Society is an Academy Award winning 1989 film, directed by Peter Weir. ...


Middletown is home to the Everett Meredith Middle School. The school has an active PTA. [3]


Film Appearances

The 1989 film Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams was filmed almost entirely on the school grounds at St. Andrew's School in Middletown. Dead Poets Society is an Academy Award winning 1989 film, directed by Peter Weir. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... St. ...


The episode of The West Wing entitled "Two Cathedrals" (#44) was partly filmed at St. Andrew's School. The West Wing is an American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast from 1999 to 2006. ... Two Cathedrals is the 44th episode, and second season finale of The West Wing. ... St. ...


Notable Residents

Ashlee Greenwell, Miss Delaware USA 2006 Ashlee Greenwell is the current Miss Delaware USA 2006. ... Ashlee Greenwell, Miss Delaware USA 2006 The Miss Delaware USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Delaware in the Miss USA pageant. ... Reginald Joseph Leach (born 23 April 1950 in Riverton, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL between 1970 and 1983. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Silas Joseph Simmons (1893, 1895 or 1897-2006) Silas Joseph Si Simmons (October 14, 1895 [1]– October 29, 2006) was an American semi-professional and professional baseball player for African-American teams in the pre-Negro League era, and became the longest-lived professional baseball player in history. ...

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