The town of Wallingford was created on October 10, 1667 by the Connecticut General Assembly. The town was named after Wallingford, England.
Today, Wallingford is home to a large variety of industries and major corporations spanning the spectrum of the medical, health care, service, hi-tech specialty metal manufacturing and research development. The development of the Barnes Industrial Parks, Casimir Pulaski Industrial Park, Centract Park and MedWay Industrial Park have greatly contributed to a diversified tax base. An Interchange Zone which permits restrictive commercial development of office parks, research and development centers and hotels was created at the intersection of interstate 91 and Route 68. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the town's largest taxpayer, has established a research and development facility in Wallingford's MedWay Industrial Park. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company moved out in 2017 and the structures were demolished in 2018.
Places to Visit:
- Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery
- Blue Trail Range
- Wheeler Family Traditions Golf Club
- Toyota Oakdale Theatre
- Wharton Brook State Park
- Gouveia Vineyards
Wallingford, CT has a humid continental climate, which means there are warm to hot summers and cold winters. The area receives an average of 42 inches of rain per year, with the highest concentration in the late summer and early fall. Winters can bring periods of snowfall, mainly between December and March. Average temperatures range from a low of 22 degrees Fahrenheit in January to a high of 84 degrees Fahrenheit in July. Springtime is very pleasant with many sunny days and mild temperatures. Overall, Wallingford enjoys four distinct seasons with moderate weather conditions throughout the year.
Wallingford is also located on the New Haven–Springfield Line with daily passenger service to points north and south and to New York City via a connection in New Haven. It is served at Wallingford station by the CT Rail (Connecticut Department of Transportation) Hartford Line trains and by Amtrak's Hartford Line, Northeast Regional, and Valley Flyer.
Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) in East Haven and Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks are the closest commercial airports to Wallingford.