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Middlesex, New York, USA -

Middlesex, Yates, New York, USA

The town of Middlesex was formed in 1796 while still part of Ontario County, New York. The town was known as "Augusta" until 1808, when the name was changed to "Middlesex" to avoid confusion with another location named Augusta. When Yates County was formed in 1823, Middlesex became part of the new county. middlesexny.org




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Post Office & Shephard Block, Middlesex, N.Y.
Looking West, Middlesex, N.Y., 1910
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Looking West, Middlesex, N.Y., 1910
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Emerson Produce Co., Inc., Poultry Processing Plant

1955: ‘Sandy’ Emerson built Emerson Produce C
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Emerson Produce Co., Inc., Poultry Processing Plant

1955: ‘Sandy’ Emerson built Emerson Produce Company (later to become Dudley Poultry) a Chicken Processing & Packaging Plant in Middlesex, NY. The plant, a major business in the community, employed 220 people at its peak.
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1858 - Fatal Freak of a Boy
In Middlesex, New York, on Wednesday afternoon, John R. Francisco, aged about fifteen years, went into a shed attached to his father's barn and suspended himself by the neck with a rope. He told some little children who were with him to run into the house as he was going to hang himself, and from this it is supposed that he did not intend to really commit suicide, but expected some one would come and release him. The father was nearly frantic with grief on finding his son dead.
Alexandria Gazette
Alexandria, Virginia
May 12, 1858
1892 - Middlesex
The town of Middlesex as at present constituted occupies a position in the extreme northwest corner of Yates County, and is therefore more remote from the county seat than any other of the county's subdivisions. Originally this town was a part of the district of Augusta, and as such embraced a much greater area of territory then was comprehended by Middlesex proper. The district was known as Augusta from 1797 until 1808, and than changed to Middlesex; but prior to the formation of Augusta the region was a part of the still older district of Canandaigua. This latter creation followed soon after the erection of Ontario County.

In 1789, by a deed executed July 15, Thomas Maxwell sold to Arnold Potter all of township eight of the second range (Potter), and all that part of township eight of the third range which lay east of Canandaigua Lake. The area of territory embraced in this sale was estimated at 35,040 acres, but in fact was 42,230 acres. The consideration paid Maxwell was £991,... Read MORE...

1895 - Middlesex
Middlesex, a post-village of Yates co, N.Y., in Middlesex township, on the projected Geneva & Southwestern Railroad, 15 miles S. of Canandaigua, and 20 miles S.W. of Geneva. It has 3 churches, a union school, and a manufactory of turbine water-wheels. The township is bounded W. by Canandaigua Lake. Pop. of the township, 1359.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Middlesex, a post-village of Yates co., N.Y., in Middlesex township (town), 15 miles S. of Canandaigua, on the Lehigh Valley R. The town is bounded on the W. by Canandaigua Lake. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1282; of the village, about 400.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Middlesex and its surrounding areas:
Canandaigua Lake: Middlesex is just a short drive from Canandaigua Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. You can spend a day here swimming, fishing, or simply relaxing by the water. The lake is also surrounded by parks, offering hiking and picnicking opportunities.

Finger Lakes Wine Trail: The Finger Lakes region is known for its wineries. Explore the wine trail and visit some of the local vineyards. Many of them offer tastings, tours, and beautiful views of the rolling hills.

Hiking and Nature Trails: The area around Middlesex is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Head to Grimes Glen County Park to hike along a picturesque trail leading to waterfalls. There are also several other hiking trails in the region, including the Bristol Hills Trail and Ontario County Park.

Bristol Mountain: If you visit Middlesex during the winter months, don't miss Bristol Mountain. It's a popular ski resort with slopes suitable for all skill levels. In the summer, you can enjoy activities like zip-lining... Read MORE...

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