Middlesex is located in Nash County on US Highway 264, approximately 20 miles from the capital city of Raleigh and lies in the coastal plain section of North Carolina at approximately 200 feet above sea level. The climate is favorable for both work and play with an average annual temperature of 60 degrees, with July being the hottest month and January being the coldest. It is close enough to the seashore ( Atlantic Beach – 103 miles) and the Blue Ridge Mountains (less than 200 miles) to enjoy the recreational advantages of both. The Town Of Middlesex , with a current population of approximately 850, has its origins in what began, at the turn of the nineteenth century, as a small community in southwest Nash County .
The town is primarily an agricultural community but is home to five major manufacturing industries employing around 500 people.
Transportation: Middlesex is located on the main North and Southern Norfolk Southern Railroad. The major North-South Interstate 95 is just 15 miles to the East. Major North-South Highways, NC 231and NC 222 run directly through the Town. One major airport and two smaller ones are within 35 miles, with the major one, Raleigh-Durham International Airport about 45 minutes driving time.
Government: Middlesex is governed by council- type of Government, consisting of a Mayor and five Commissioners.
Education: Middlesex Elementary School for grades K-5 is located within the City Limits, with the middle school, Southern Nash Junior High, and the high school, Southern Nash Senior High, being less than 15 miles away. Go to http://www.nrms.k12.nc.us for more information on Nash County Public Schools. NC State University and several four year colleges are within a 30 minute drive.
Health Care: Primary medical needs are served by Middlesex Powell Clinic.There are numerous hospitals within a thirty mile radius, the closest being within seven miles. There are nationally and internationally recognized medical research facilities within easy driving distance in Raleigh and Chapel Hill .
Library: Middlesex Public Library is open daily Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. We have a full range of books and full internet access. Call 252-235-6001 for details or other inquiries.