History

Middleton traces its beginnings to an 1832 settlement, but was officially platted in 1856 and the village became a city in 1963. Today, the city retains its beautiful historic charm in important sites and buildings. History is alive in Middleton – that’s why it’s stronger here.

5 Reasons it's stronger here.
1. Middleton’s Native American History can be found at Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Visit sacred burial mounds and see where Blackhawk camped in 1832.
2. Not only is the Middleton Visitors Center a great place to get tips on the best places to eat and shop, it’s also a historic train depot and museum!
3. Our Historic Downtown Walking Tour will guide you through 200 years of Middleton’s fascinating past.
4. Middleton’s first official inn, dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, is now the acclaimed restaurant, 1847 at the Stamm House.
5. Middleton is home to 28 historic landmarks, including beautiful homes, businesses and schools.

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