Local Stories


Middletown today is a thriving, diverse community of 49,000 people.  The early immigrants of the 19th century have been joined by a recent influx of people from India, Southeast Asia, and Tibet, as well as Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.  Main Street is lined with restaurants reflecting the culinary tastes of these many nations.

There are many stories that make up Middletown’s rich history; here are some of those stories.

History of Middletown

General Joseph Mansfield

mansfield portrait