Middletown, founded in 1832, is the oldest town in Logan County. At one time, Middletown was considered as a location for the capital of Illinois. Middletown was a frequent overnight stop for legislators traveling between Springfield and Peoria in the mid-to-late 19th century. The Stage Coach Inn, located off the town square, is the oldest such wooden structure in Illinois. It is believed that Abraham Lincoln stayed at the Inn. Unfortunately, official records were destroyed in a fire many years ago.
The town does have at least one official and verified link to Abe Lincoln as he surveyed the site which would become the town during his early days surveying in Logan County.
Middletown is also home to the Knapp library and museum. The Knapp building is the oldest brick building in Logan county.
Several hot air balloon records were set in Middletown and the historic Vin Fiz, the first cross country flight, counts Middletown as one of the stops on that journey.
Middletown celebrated its Terquasquicentennial (175th birthday) during June 2007.
(Information Courtesy Wikipedia.com)
For more information about Middletown:
Estimated Population: 433
City Hall: 501 N Grove St | (217) 445-2837
Village President: Kenneth Davison | (217) 445-2837
Zoning: (217) 445-2837
Building Permits: (217) 445-2837
Water (Village): (217) 445-2837
Sewer (City): (217) 732-4030
Electric: Ameren CILCO | (888) 672-5252
Gas: Atmos Energy | (800) 621-1867
Telephone: Frontier Communications | (800) 483-5000
Cable TV: None
Geographic Coordinates: 40°6′2″N 89°35′29″W