Wallingford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Nehemiah Royce House
Nehemiah Royce House – 1672
Oldest Wallingford home built two years after the town was settled, overlooking "Dog's Misery." When General Washington came to Wallingford in 1775 he said farewell to the villagers in front of this house.
Wallingford was the 19th settlement in Connecticut and Royce one of its original Proprietors on whose behalf the land was purchased from Mantowese and Sunk Soua, daughter of the Great Sachem of the Quinnipiacs.
"The rest of the State was wilderness. The enemies were the Indians, the wolves and bears, and the French, the Dutch and the devil."
Location. 41° 27.987′ N, 72° 48.73′ W. Marker is in Wallingford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Dutton Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wallingford CT 06492, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fallen Men Of The Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Wallingford Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Wallingford Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wallingford Veterans Memorial Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Wallingford Vietnam Veterans Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Veterans Memorial Park (about 700 feet away); Wallingford (approx. 0.8 miles away); Founders of Wallingford (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wallingford.
Also see . . . Nehemiah Royce House on Wikipedia.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 983 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.