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Wallingford Connecticut 06492

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Wallingford, CT was incorporated in 1670. A separate Borough of Wallingford was incorporated in 1853 but on June 3, 1957, the Borough and the Town voted to consolidate effective January 1, 1958. The present Town Charter created a Mayor-Council form of government in 1962.  Wallingford includes the villages and communities of East Wallingford, Quinnipiac (partly in North Haven), Tracy, Wallingford Center, and Yalesville.

Wallingford borders Meriden to the north, North Haven to the south, Cheshire to the west, and Durham to the east. The Town of Wallingford covers an area of 39.8 square miles along the Quinnipiac River in northern New Haven County. It is five miles south of Meriden and about thirteen miles north of New Haven.

Situated in the Hartford-New Haven corridor, Wallingford is traversed by U.S. Highway Route 5, Interstate 91, State Highways Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway), Route 68, Route 71 and Route 150.

Wallingford History

During the nineteenth century, the town of Wallingford expanded with the expansion of pewter, Britannia and other 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.

Paul Mellon Art Center Choate Wallingford CT

Paul Mellon Arts Center

Today, Wallingford is a thriving, diversified community – the twenty-third most populous community of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. Wallingford has a large variety of industries and major corporations in the spectrum of medical, health care, service, hi-tech specialty metal manufacturing, and research development. The development of the Barnes Industrial Park, Casimir Pulaski Industrial Park, Wharton Brook Industrial Park, and the South Turnpike Road house most of the town’s industrial activity. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the Town’s largest taxpayer, has a research and development facility in Wallingford’s Medway Industrial Park.

The Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall, is one of several Wallingford, Connecticut attractions. The town also offers sensational dining and shopping options that include some of Connecticut’s top-rated restaurants. Local Historic Places include John Barker House, Joseph Blakeslee House, Center Street Cemetery, Franklin Johnson House, Theophilus Jones House, Nehemiah Royce House, Samuel Parsons House, Samuel Simpson House, Wallingford Center Historic District, and the Wallingford Railroad Station.

Michaels Trattoria Italian Restaurant
Michael's Trattoria, 344 Center St., Wallingford, CT 06492 | 203-269-5303
Award-winning Italian Specialties - Parmigiana, Zuppa Di Pesce, Pasta, Chicken, Veal, Steak, and Seafood served 7 days a week in a relaxed atmosphere. Begin with fresh baked bread served with Michael's own amazing Virgin Olive Oil Dip and complete your meal with Chef-made Banana Cream Pie or fresh-filled Canoli's. Indoor/outdoor dining. Pizza available in the Bar/Lounge or take out only. Catering and In-House Luncheons for up to 40 people available. Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for more than 25 years.
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Wallingford Connecticut Town Guide

Incorporated: 1670
County: New Haven
Wallingford, CT Population:
2010: 45,135
GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 41.2723
Longitude: -72.4815

Wallingford, CT Local Information
Wallingford Police Dispatch: 203-294-2800
Wallingford Fire Department: 203-294-2730
Ambulance Service: 911
Town Hall Telephone: 203-294-2145
Official Town of Wallingford, CT Website:

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