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Middletown is located alongside the Connecticut River in the central part of Middlesex County. The English settlers incorporated the city in 1650 as a town and named it Mattabeseck, its original Native American name, after local indigenous people called the Mattabesett. The settlers were among the tribes that spoke Algonquian languages along the Atlantic coast. In 1953, the colonists renamed the settlement.
Middletown city was included within the boundaries of Hartford County on May 10, 1666. The English settlers incorporated the central settlement as a distinct city from the town in 1784. In May 1785, the settlers included both within the newly formed Middlesex County. Middletown city was consolidated with the town in 1923, leading to extensive city limits.
Originally, the city was a sailing port, which later turned to be an industrial center on the Connecticut River. Now the city is largely residential. The city's downtown is on Main Street, a typical retail, dining, and bar district. Before eliminating the county government set up in 1960, Middletown city was the headquarters of Middlesex County since 1785. According to the census conducted in 2010, the city had a population of 47,648.
The History behind the city of Middletown
In 1646, the General Court drew up plans for the colonial settlement. In 1650, the area received its first migrants who came from Connecticut colonies. In November 1653, Connecticut's General Court renamed the area from "Mattabesett" to Middletown. The name Middletown was inspired by the area's position on the Great River between Windsor and Saybrook.
For the first colonial Puritans, life was complicated. Clearing the bushy land, building houses, and farming on the rocky soil was a harrowing ordeal. The society was rigorous. Some legal offenses such as incorrigible stubbornness of children, blasphemy, witchcraft, and cursing or smiting of parents within Connecticut colonies were punishable by death.
The Middletown area developed to be the largest and prosperous settlement within Connecticut in the 18th century. Before the American Revolution, one-third of the area's residents involved themselves in merchant and maritime activities in the thriving port.
During the America-British relations strain in the 19th century, the port's decline began resulting from trading restrictions that led to the 1812 War. Due to the war's restrictions, the port did not recover. Most men from the city became well known after participating in the war. Thomas Macdonough, the Middletown's Commodore, led the American Forces on Lake Champlain to victory in 1814. That discouraged the British from invading New York. New England families continued to migrate west to New York and areas around the Great Lakes in search of more available land after the war.
Middletown city today
The city has in recent decades, focused on improving the comforts and needs of its residents. Commercial development has been of significant help in raising fund services since 1931, when the city established a planning board.
Middletown city is an essential government administrative center. From 1798 during the creation of Middlesex County to 1965, the city has been the county seat. The city hosts Middlesex Superior Court, while the Judicial District is still that of the former county court. The other county activities were distributed to other towns or centralized to the state. The city extracted some of the former county buildings but left some state agency buildings like the Department of Social Services around Main Street Ext. The city's Probate Court district includes towns of:
A city that natures talent and rich in culture
Middletown is home to the famous youth theater group known as Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street. It welcomes kids of all ages across the state interested in learning theater skills. The theater group also runs Children's Circus of Middletown, which helps kids learn circus skills and organizes a free show that sees almost a thousand guests.
Also, the city is home to the Kidcity Children's Museum. The museum is in a renovated and expanded property of former Judge Elmer. The property was moved from its current location down to 400 feet in Washington Street. Kidcity is somewhere kids between 1 and 8 years come to learn through play with their parents.
The city is also home to several parks and nature walks, including:
- Wadsworth Falls State Park
- Middletown Nature Gardens
- Smith Park
- Guida Farm Conservation Area
The most popular one is Harbor Park, a recreational area of 2.6 acres on the Connecticut River. The park includes a Boardwalk, nightclub and restaurant, seasonal boat excursions, fishing, and crew boathouses of Middletown High School and Wesleyan University. The Harbor Park also hosts the July 4th festivities and, in October, the Head of Connecticut Regatta event.
Water damage in Middletown
Water damage in Middletown residences can occur fast and create destruction, which seems beyond repair. Various problems contribute to water damage, including washing machine or dishwasher overflow, roof leaks, and burst pipes. Thankfully, if you employ the right water damage restorers, you can save time, money, and effort.
Why rely on SERVPRO restorers when water damage occurs in your Middletown property
Water damage restoration is a challenging task and does not only involve the drying of visible water. Since water travels fast and on various surfaces, porous materials can absorb water beneath the surface. If the damage is severe, materials such as carpeting, drywall, and fiberfill insulation can get destroyed beyond recovery.
After water damage occurs in your property, restoration should begin immediately. Standing water creates a conducive breeding environment for bacteria and mold growth. The two can cause health problems for your family. Fortunately, if you contact SERVPRO technicians within 24 hours, we can help minimize the damage and get your property to its former glory.
We have a team of highly skilled and experienced restorers who have certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our technicians also have access to the latest equipment and tools and approved products to handle water damage of any magnitude successfully. We use special techniques during the restoration process to minimize damage and get you back to your regular routine in a brief period.
Our water damage restoration process includes:
- Inspecting the property to analyze the damage
- Excess water removal
- Drying the affected area
- Cleaning and sanitizing
Every step we take during restoration serves an essential purpose to remove all the water, moisture, and contaminants.
If there is water damage in your property, contact SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain for professional restoration. We can make the incident seem, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (860) 826-5169.