Wallingford Town Hall
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
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
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.
Wallingford Elementary School,
126 School Street, Wallingford, (802) 446-2141
Mill River Union High School,
2321 Middle Road, North Clarendon, (802) 775-3451
East Wallingford Baptist
6132 Route 140
East Wallingford, VT 05742
First Baptist Church of
39 School Street
Wallingford, VT 05773
Winter Hours: Sunday Service at 11 a.m.
St. Patrick's Catholic
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
189 South Main Street
Wallingford, VT 05773
Sunday Service & Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.; fellowship time follows
Wallingford Neighborhood Watch
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.
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
Is How It Works:
Currently, it is an email based program with a growing number of
participants. Anyone with Internet access can post a message to: email@example.com.
events take place in town and get reported to the email address, everyone in
the database is alerted to the event or situation in a quick and easy fashion,
as email is checked regularly. This information can then be forwarded to
other family members and friends. An
Email base has proven to be successful in circulating the information to alert
members of the community and enhance security.
Wallingford's Neighborhood Watch
not intended to be a policing agent,
rather an open line of communication between community members, our town
constable, and state police in an effort to reduce crime in Wallingford.
You Can Do:
Neighborhood Watch began with a handful of volunteers coming together to
organize the program and get it off the ground. Since that initial surge a
few years ago, several of those people have moved and / or are pursuing other
endeavors. In opinion, this does not have to be a time consuming program.
Although, community participation is needed to ensure the future success of the
Wallingford Neighborhood Watch. Please email us at the above mentioned
address if you can commit some time to assist with the following:
Wallingford Watch Email Point Person to Manage the Flow of Information
2. Posting Signs [Street signs have been purchased and sign posts have
been donated to signify Wallingford as a neighborhood watch community. We
have obtained approval from the town to post these signs on town roads. We
will be doing this once the weather breaks.]
3. New Energy, Ideas and leaders to keep the program moving
I conclude my active duty, I would truly like to thank all who have participated
in this worthy community program and urge others to get involved. It's
simple ~ All we need is your name, email address and watchful eyes in our
Wallingford Lodge (Boy's Camp)
Call the Wallingford Fire District #1 at 446-2964 for rental rates and directions.
This page last updated on 09/30/2013