Wallingford

Moses Yale Beach House, Wallingford
Moses Yale Beach House, Wallingford
- Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

The town of Wallingford, located in New Haven County, is in the south-central region of the state—positioned half-way between New Haven and Hartford. Planters and freemen established the village in 1667, which was incorporated as town in 1670. In 1853, a separate borough was incorporated but the borough and the town later consolidated in 1958. In the 19th century, industry included pewter and Britannia-ware manufacturers. The town also housed a flourishing silver industry. Today, Wallingford is known for its diverse commercial and industrial base—ranging from technology companies to heavy manufacturing. Wallingford was also the childhood home of World War I flying ace Raoul Lufbery.

LEARN MORE

Websites

“Greater New Haven Labor History Association,” 2013. Link.

Places

“Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust,” 2013. Link.
“Wharton Brook State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2012. Link.

Documents

“Broadside - Doctor Pierre E. Brandin’s Improved Anti-Rheumatic Salve,” 1826. Connecticut History Online, Connecticut Historical Society. Link.
Davis, H. L. “Map of the Borough of Wallingford.” New Haven, CT: Price and Lee Company, 1923. Connecticut History Online. Link.
Bailey, O.H. “View of Wallingford, Conn. 1904.” Bird’s-eye. New York: Hughes & Bailey, 1904. University of Connecticut Libraries, Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.
“Wallingford - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2013. Link.

Books

Rockey, J. History of New Haven County, Connecticut. Vol. 1. New York: W. W. Preston, 1892. Link.
Davis, Charles. History of Wallingford, Conn. from Its Settlement in 1670 to the Present Time, Including Meriden, Which Was One of Its Parishes Until 1806, and Cheshire, Which Was Incorporated in 1780. Meriden, CT: C.H.S. Davis, 1870. Link.
Gillespie, Charles. Souvenir History of Wallingford, Connecticut, 1895. Meriden,  CT: Journal Publishing Company, 1895. Link.
Wallingford Historical Society. Wallingford. Charleston,  SC: Arcadia, 1999.
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