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Welcome To Middlesex Township

The Middlesex Township web site was created as a service to the community, making it easier to access Township and Community related information.  It is our desire to provide updated and accurate information 24 hours a day.  When official documentation is needed, it can be obtained at the Township Office.
Some facts about Middlesex Township:
  • North Middlesex Road was originally a Native American trail leading to Sterret’s Gap.
  • In the area of the Country Club students from the Carlisle Indian School lived and learned modern farming practices. Some attended the Middlesex one-room school.
  • A Native American village was situated on Old Stonehouse Road near Ridge Drive and what is now the township line.
  • On Wertzville Road between Mountain Road and Sunnyside Drive Native Americans passed through Sterret’s Gap, wounding a man, killing his horse and captured a woman, her two sons and daughter.
  • The Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast, located on Hickorytown Road, was part of the Underground Railroad. Rev Gen John Miller is said to be buried in a field there.
  • Drytown, located on Claremont Road, is said to have received its name because the residents would not give the soldiers water as they passed through. It was originally called Farview.
  • Confederate Troops traveled through Hickorytown on June 28th, 1863 on their way to shell Carlisle, after spending the night in Mechanicsburg.
The township would like to express our thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Preston for compiling this information and allowing it to be printed and Simpson Photography for the photos. This was taken from their original works: “Self Guided Historical Tour of Middlesex Township.” which has a total of 34 sites of interest in the township. Th