Place:Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


Coordinates41.45°N 72.817°W
Located inNew Haven, Connecticut, United States
Contained Places
Center Street Cemetery
East Cemetery ( - 1806 )
Inhabited place
Cheshire ( - 1780 )
Unincorporated area


Research Tips

Wallingford - set off from New Haven in 1670. Formerly called East River or New Haven Village. - Ricker, 8.

Wallingford Vital Records Transcript at the Connecticut State Library and NEHGS

"The vital records of Wallingford prior to 1850 are found scattered through the Proprietors' Records, Volumes 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28 and 29 of the Land Records, Volume 1 of Vital Statistics and an unpaged book of records kept by Justice Oliver Stanley. The entries in these have been alphabetically arranged and listed.

The abbreviation 'PR' refers to entries found in the Proprietors' Records, 'V-l' to the volume of Vital Statistics, 'O.S.' to the private records of Justice Oliver Stanley and all other volume references to the Land Records.

This list was taken from a set of cards based on a copy of the Wallingford Vital Records made in 1914 by Miss Ethel L. Scofield, of New Haven, Conn. The Scofield Copy, now in the possession of the Connecticut State Library, has not been compared with the original and doubtless errors exist. It is hoped that as errors or omissions are found notes will be entered in this volume and on the cards which are included in the General Index of Connecticut Vital Records also in the possession of the Connecticut State Library.

Hartford, Conn., December, 1924"

The Town

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Wallingford is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, centrally located between New Haven and Hartford, and Boston and New York City. The population was 44,396 at the 2020 census. The community was named after Wallingford, in England.


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The Connecticut General Assembly created the town on October 10, 1667. This original plot of land near the Quinnipiac River is now considered Main Street. Starting on May 12, 1670, there were 126 people who lived in temporary housing, and five years later in 1675 there were 40 permanent homes.

In 1697 Wallingford was the site of the last witchcraft trial in New England. Winifred Benham was thrice tried for witchcraft and acquitted all three times.

The 1878 Wallingford tornado struck on August 9 of that year. It killed at least 29 and possibly as many as 34 people in Wallingford, the most by any tornado event in Connecticut history.

Wallingford is home to a large variety of industries and major corporations spanning the spectrum of the medical, health care, service, hi-tech specialty metal manufacturing and research development. The development of the Barnes Industrial Parks, Casimir Pulaski Industrial Park, Centract Park and MedWay Industrial Park have greatly contributed to a diversified tax base. An Interchange Zone which permits restrictive commercial development of office parks, research and development centers and hotels was created at the intersection of interstate 91 and Route 68. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the town's largest taxpayer, has established a research and development facility in Wallingford's MedWay Industrial Park. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company moved out in 2017 and the structures were demolished in 2018.

In terms of Wallingford's manufacturing and design history, silver-producing companies like Hall, Elton & Co., Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and R. Wallace & Sons are of particular note. Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. as well as Wallingford's Watrous Manufacturing Co. later became part of the International Silver Company, which was headquartered in the neighboring city of Meriden.

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