The Parade Ground

The Parade Ground (HMIEA)

Location: Wallingford, CT 06492 New Haven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 27.24', W 72° 49.119'

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The Parade Ground
Few things better symbolize the history and evolution of a New England town than the town green. Set aside as the town "common" in the original 1670 plan of development, Wallingford's town green, or"Parade Ground," is as old as the community itself.
In those early days the community centered round North and South Main Streets. By placing the town common and adjacent meetinghouse here, Puritan founders hoped to symbolize the shared values, goals, idea, and beliefs which had spurred their migration to the New World and which now guided this new community.
During the nineteenth cetury, local industrialists built stately homes along Main Street and a commercial district along Center Street. The town green became a central park for the bustling urban center.
Today those two purposes are united with the town green serving as both a park and a symbol of the community.
Erected by Wallingford Visitors Council
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceMonument
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1992
Placed ByWallingford Visitors Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:09am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationLocated on the southwest corner of Center St. and South Main Wallingford, CT
Location DescriptionLocated on the southwest corner of Center St. and South Main Wallingford, CT
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 682195 N 4591454
Decimal Degrees41.45400000, -72.81865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.24', W 72° 49.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 14.4000" N, 72° 49' 7.1400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)203
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23 S Main St, Wallingford CT 06492, US
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