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Middletown History Resources

Sources of information about the history of Middletown and surrounding area.

Books and Reference Works

These general works, arranged chronologically, provide an overview of the history of Middletown and the surrounding area. Click on the links for location information.

Field, David D. A statistical account of the county of Middlesex, in Connecticut. Middletown, Conn.: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, [1819].
    Digitized in Google books.

Barber, John Warner. Connecticut historical collections, containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Connecticut, with geographical descriptions. Illustrated by 180 engravings. New Haven, J. W. Barber; Hartford, A. Willard, 1836.
     Digitized in Google Books.

Whittemore, Henry. History of Middlesex county, Connecticut, with biographical sketches of its prominent men. New York, J. B. Beers & Co., 1884.
     Available online.

Donlan, H. F. The Middletown Tribune souvenir edition; an illustrated and descriptive exposition of Middletown, Portland, Cromwell, East Berlin, and Higganum. [Middletown] E.P. Bigelow, 1896.
     Available online.

Commemorative biographical record of Middle-sex County, Connecticut: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1903.

The Middletown Press. The story of Middletown, 1650-1950. Middletown, Conn.: Middletown Press, 1950.

Greater Middletown Preservation Trust. Middletown, Connecticut: a survey of historical and architectural resources. Middletown, Conn.: The Trust, 1979. Maps showing surveyed buildings:

Hall, Peter. Middletown: streets, commerce, and people, 1650-1981. [Middletown, Conn.]: Wesleyan University, 1981.

The Greater Middletown Preservation Trust. Long ago, not far away: an illustrated history of six Middlesex County townsVirginia Beach, VA : Donning Co., 1996.

Warner, Elizabeth A. A pictorial history of Middletown. Norfolk, Va.: Donning Co., 2001.

Hubbard, Robert, Kathleen Hubbard, and Middlesex County Historical Society. Middletown. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2009.