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Town of Wallingford
Town Information

  Wallingford Town Hall

Founded: 1761
Population: 2,324
Elevation: 576' (Wallingford); 1,193' (E. Wallingford)
Land Area: 43.2 sq. miles

The Town of Wallingford is located in the Otter Creek Valley along Route 7 between the Taconic and Green Mountain Ranges, 22 miles north of Manchester and 10 miles south of Rutland.

Wallingford is divided into three distinct villages. Each depicts the typical small New England town with colonial, federal, and Victorian homes, antique shops, white steepled churches, inns, and small country stores and gift shops. Wallingford offers a great opportunity for the Vermont visitor to experience the small town atmosphere, whether it is for an hour's walk, or for an extended visit.

History and Points of Interest

On November 27, 1761, Governor Wentworth of New Hampshire granted to Captain Hall and 63 associates 23,040 acres in a tract roughly six miles square. Six miles square was chosen because from anywhere within that area the distance to market, to church, or to town meeting could be traveled between morning and evening chores.

The Wallingford House was once a grand hotel and still represents a landmark in the center of town. It is presently housing for the elderly.

The Batcheller and Sons Company operated out of the Old Stone Shop. This was the oldest fork company in America. The American Fork and Hoe (True Temper) took over the Batcheller and Sons Company in 1902. Ash logs are currently being brought to Wallingford for the production of True Temper handles.

Main Street and the Otter Creek Valley farming area were added to the National Register of Historic Places in the early 1980s.

Visit the beautiful Gilbert Hart Library or the unique Town Hall for more in-depth history of the town and its buildings.

Boyhood home of "Paul Harris", founder of Rotary International.  Visit Wallingford Memorial Rotary.

Schools

Wallingford Elementary School, 126 School Street, Wallingford, (802) 446-2141 

Mill River Union High School, 2321 Middle Road, North Clarendon, (802) 775-3451 

Churches

East Wallingford Baptist Church                             (802) 259-2831
6132 Route 140                                                
East Wallingford, VT  05742

First Baptist Church of Wallingford                          (802) 446-2020
39 School Street
Wallingford, VT  05773
Winter Hours:  Sunday Service at 11 a.m.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church                                    (802) 446-2161
238 North Main Street
Wallingford, VT  05773

South Wallingford Union Congregational Church   (802) 446-7888  
4210 U.S. Route 7
South Wallingford, VT  05773
Sunday Service begins at 10 a.m. 

Wallingford Congregational Church                         (802) 446-2817
189 South Main Street
Wallingford, VT  05773
Sunday Service & Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.; fellowship time follows

Wallingford Neighborhood Watch

What It is:

The Program was started in Wallingford purely as an effort to increase communication, awareness and personal security in our town.  It was modeled after the National ~ Neighborhood Watch Program.  It is designed to alert community members to issues and/or suspect activity as it takes place in our region.  This is purely an effort from the people for the people.

Since the town of Wallingford joined Front Porch Forum, issues of concern have been shared by citizens on Front Porch rather than the Neighborhood Watch network. However, a resident has expressed interest in revitalizing the Neighborhood Watch program and the town has been in contact with the Rutland County Sheriff's Department for assistance. 

Check back here for updates on that effort. Meanwhile, join FrontPorchForum.com and stay connected to your neighbors.

Wallingford Lodge (Boy's Camp)

Call the Wallingford Fire District #1 at 446-2964 for rental rates and directions.

This page last updated on 01/15/2014

 

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