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Wallingford, Connecticut Vital Records(Taken from the Barbour Collection)
Births, Deaths, & Marriages
1670 - 1850
Order item B336
FORMAT: ELECTRONIC (CD-ROM DISK)
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Early History of Wallingford
On October 10, 1667 the Connecticut General Assembly authorized the "making of a village on the east river" to 38 planters and freemen. The "long highway" located on the ridge of the hill above the sandy plain along the Quinnipiac River is the present Main Street, Wallingford. On May 12, 1670, the bounds were set for the settlement and about 126 people settled in the town in temporary housing. Six acre lots were set out and by the year 1675, 40 houses stretched along the street.
During the nineteenth century, Wallingford industry expanded with a considerable concentration of small pewter and Britannia ware 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.
Today Wallingford is one of the fastest growing towns in the region. With six industrial parks and large shopping areas, the community is proud to be the home of a large variety of industries and major corporations spanning the spectrum of the medical, service, hi-tech and metal business. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has established its research and development headquarters in town.
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