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Brief History

Wallingford was chartered on November 27, 1761. The first proprietors' meeting was held at Wallingford, Ct, from which place this town was named, on September 12, 1772. The town was organized on March 10, 1778.

Wallingford can boast of three noteworthy individuals; Lyman Batcheller who designed and manufactured light-weight pitch forks, Gilbert Hart who made his fortune with the emery wheel invention and provided money for Wallingford's Gilbert Hart Library, and Paul Harris, who received his education in Wallingford, and founded Rotary Internation.

The population of Wallingford was 2,079 at the 2010 census. Wallingford also contains the villages of East Wallingford and South Wallingford. The majority of the town's population is centered around the Wallingford village.[1].[2]

Town Histories 

History of Wallingford, VT, Walter Thorpe, Tuttle, Co., Rutland, VT, 1911.  Book available online.

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Wallingford is Rutland.
Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-0114

City Directories


1854 Rutland County, Wallingford map


The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Wallingford. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this link.

  • Baker Cemetery
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • Doty Cemetery
  • Green Hill Cemetery
  • Hill Roberts Cemetery
  • Hager-Bourn Cemetery
  • Hawkins Cemetery
  • Laurel Glen Cemetery
  • Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Packer Cemetery
  • Pelsue-Jarvary Cemetery
  • Saint Patricks Cemetery
  • Southard-Munson Cemetery
  • Stafford Cemetery
  • Sugar Hill Cemetery
  • West Hill Cemetery
  • Wallingford Cemetery


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

2. First Baptist Church of Wallingford
    39 School Street
    Wallingford, VT 05773
    Phone: (802) 446-2020

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

4. South Wallingford Union Congregational Church
    4210 U.S. Route 7
    South Wallingford, VT 05773
    Phone: (802) 446-7888

5. Wallingford Congregational Church
    189 South Main Street
    Wallingford, VT 05773
    Phone: (802) 446-2817

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Wallingford Town Clerks Office. These include Town miscellaneous records, v. 1-2, 1772-1890, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1883-1995; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1772-1995.

Wallingford Town Clerk
75 School Street
Wallingford, VT 05773
Phone: (802) 446-2336
Fax: (802) 446-3174
Email: townclerk@wallingfordvt.com
Website: http://www.wallingfordvt.com/town_clerk.htm


Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Gilbert Hart Library
14 South Main Street
Telephone/Fax: 446-2685
Wendy Savery, Librarian
Email: ghlib@comcast.net
Website: http://www.wallingfordvt.com/gilbert_hart_library.htm

Wallingford Historical Society
c/o Joyce Barbieri
75 School Street
Wallingford, VT 05773
Phone: (802) 446-2336
Website: http://wallingfordhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/


  1. Wallingford: Reputation for pitchforks and other tempered tools, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Jul. 7, 2006
  2. History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.
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