About Wallingford, CT
The town of Wallingford was established on May 12, 1670. In the 1800s, Wallingford’s industry expanded primarily with small pewter and Britannia ware manufacturers. By mid-century, Robert Wallace acquired the formula for nickel silver and, with Samuel Simpson, established R. Wallace & Company, the forerunner of Wallace Silversmiths.
Later during this period, many of the small silver and Britannia plants combined to form the International Silver Company with its headquarters in Meriden and several plants in Wallingford. Wallingford covers 39.8 square miles and is the 23rd most populous community of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns.
Essential Information & Contacts:
- Town Hall: 45 South Main St., Wallingford
- Population: 44,929
- Form of Government: Mayor/Council (chartered in 1962)
- Town Website: www.town.wallingford.ct.us
- Mayor: William Dickinson Jr., 203.294.2070
- Town Council Office: Vincent Cervoni, Chairman, 203.294.2155
- Town Clerk’s Office: Barbara Thompson, Town Clerk, 203.294.2145
- Economic Development Department: Timothy Ryan, Economic Development Specialist, 203.294.2062
- Police Department: William Wright, Chief, 203.294.2828
- Fire Services: Richard W. Heidgerd, Chief, 203.294.2730 (non-emergency)
- Electric Division: Richard Hendershot, General Manager, 203.294.2265
- Gas Company: Eversource, 800.989.0900
- Wallingford Housing Authority: 45 Tremper Dr., 203.269.5173
- Cable Companies: Comcast by Xfinity: 1.866.942.1341; AT&T U-verse: 1.800.288.2020
- Board of Education: www.wallingford.k12.ct.us/board-of-education
- Wallingford Public Library: Jane Fisher, Director, 200 N. Main St., 203.265.6754, www.wallingford.lioninc.org
- Wallingford Senior Center: Richard Liegl, Director, 22-26 W. Main St., 203.237.0066
Find extensive demographic information through CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center)’s Town Profiles.