Middleton was named for its location between the old fort Boise and Keeney’s Ferry; it being the midpoint between the two. It served as a rest stop for those heading for Keeney’s Ferry. It had a stage station in the early days of the Oregon Trail, a post office in 1866 and a water powered gist mill in 1871. The Ward Massacre occurred near the site in 1854
Middleton is the oldest settlement in Canyon County, with the land being parceled out in 1863 by William N. Montgomery. The Boise River flooded in 1872 and cut a new channel, isolating the town on an island; as a result, the town moved to a new location in the years after 1880. The town incorporated as a city in 1910, although the certificate was not issued until 1971. The present mayor is Darin Taylor.
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Middleton Homes For Sale
- $399,900 : 8271 Silverwood Way, Middleton3 beds, 3 baths
- $315,900 : 7875 Open Sky Rd., Middleton3 beds, 2 baths
- $349,900 : 9550 Kemp Rd, Middleton3 beds, 2 baths
- $439,900 : 8237 Elk Ridge Lane, Middleton4 beds, 3 baths
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