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The Town of Wallingford

Wallingford is a vibrant, progressive community whose location and amenities combined with its pro-business attitude make it a desirable place in which to do business. Yet, the presence of farmland, historic homes and the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall has allowed our town to retain its New England country flavor.

Town History

On October 10, 1667 the Connecticut General Assembly authorized the "making of a village on the east river" to 38 planters and freemen. The "long highway" located on the ridge of the hill above the sandy plain along the Quinnipiac River is the present Main Street, Wallingford. On May 12, 1670, the bounds were set for the settlement and about 126 people settled in the town in temporary housing. Six acre lots were set out and by the year 1675, 40 houses stretched along the street.

During the nineteenth century, Wallingford industry expanded with a considerable concentration of small pewter and Britannia ware manufacturers. By mid-century, Robert Wallace acquired the formula for nickel silver and established with Samuel Simpson, R. Wallace & Company the forerunner of Wallace Silversmiths. It was also during this period that many of the small silver and Britannia plants were combined to form the International Silver Company with its headquarters in Meriden and several plants in Wallingford.

Today Wallingford is one of the fastest growing towns in the region. With six industrial parks and large shopping areas, the community is proud to be the home of a large variety of industries and major corporations spanning the spectrum of the medical, service, hi-tech and metal business. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has established its research and development headquarters in town.

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Wallingford Public Schools
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Wallingford Town Hall, formerly the Robert Early School, houses the town's administrative offices and Legislative Council chambers. It's located on South Main Street and is adjacent to the old parade ground property.

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Wallingford Town Hall

Quinnipiac River Linear Trail - Wallingford The Quinnipiac River Linear Trail is a continuation of linear trails in neighboring towns. Wallingford's section, which is open to the public, runs along the old Community Lake and through picturesque areas.

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Quinnipiac River Linear Trail

Wallingford Country Club - Golf Wallingford Country Club is one of two private golf clubs in town, the WCC offers a very competitive, beautifully manicured course as well as a lovely clubhouse and restaurant.

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Private Golf Clubs
Wallingford Country Club
The Farms Country Club

Semi-Private Golf Clubs
Tradition Golf Club

Choate Rosemary Hall - Wallingford Choate Rosemary Hall, an independent boarding school, was founded in 1890. It has 854 students from 35 countries and 35 states. It was the school of such dignitaries as President John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson and Michael Douglas among others.

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Choate Rosemary Hall

Oakdale Theater - Wallingford A state-of-the-art 6,000 seat theater, Oakdale Theater is home to a wide variety of entertainment which ranges from one night concerts and acts to Broadway shows. Beautiful corporate boxes and VIP seatings are available to the business community.

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Oakdale Theater

Information and photography courtesy of Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

 

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