Since starting this blog, I have posted many photographs of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church steeple. A member of the Christ Reformed Church whom I met recently pointed this out and suggested, in a friendly way, that there are other churches in town too. He is right. Mt. Zion is a major feature of the Middletown skyline, but Christ Reformed Church is less than a block away and sits on a property at least as large as Mt. Zion.
Both churches played important non-religious roles in the days after the Civil War Battle of Antietam. This sign explains some of that.
By the way, you can click on any photo on this site for a larger view.