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Middletown Town, Delaware County, NY

Halcottville (Halcottsville) was named in honor of its first merchant, Matthew Halcott, who was one of the prominent businessmen of Middletown early in the (19th) century. The Ulster & Delaware Railroad passed through the village. In 1898 it contained a hotel, two general stores, a grange store, a large mill, and a flour and feed store. A Methodist church was built in the 1890s with Reverend R. S. Beckett in charge. A dam formed across the East Branch of the Delaware River created Lake Wawaka at this location. Also in the village at this time were a Baptist Church and a new school building. [1]

  1. Murray, David, LL.D. (ed.), Delaware County New York, History of the Century: 1797-1897, William Clark Publisher, Delhi NY, 1898.

Street Names
Bragg Hollow Road • Halcottsville Road • Main Street • Old River Road