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Wallingford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Wallingford

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 9, 2010
1. Wallingford Marker
Inscription.
Wallingford
This territory was purchased by the New Haven Colony in 1638 from Montowese, son of an Indian sachem. It was named after Wallingford, England, and was settled in 1670 by planters from New Haven and Stratford. Its boundaries originally encompassed present-day Cheshire, Meriden, and part of Prospect.
From 1766 when the "True Sons of Liberty" order was formed in the town, the cause of liberty was of foremost importance. A native son, Dr. Lyman Hall, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Originally agricultural, the town has made a lasting name for itself through the development of the silverware industry.
Erected by the Town of Wallingford
the Wallingford Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1976
 
Erected 1976 by Town of Wallingford, Wallingford Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 27.299′ N, 72° 49.076′ W. Marker is in Wallingford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Center Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wallingford CT 06492, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Wallingford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 9, 2010
2. Wallingford Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founders of Wallingford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Parade Ground (about 400 feet away); Wallingford World War I Monument (about 600 feet away); Wallingford Korean War Monument (about 600 feet away); Wallingford World War II Honor Roll (about 600 feet away); Hon. Abraham Doolittle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyman Hall (approx. mile away); Robert Wallace (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallingford.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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