Yalesville, Connecticut

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Yalesville
Unincorporated community
Yalesville is located in Connecticut
Yalesville
Yalesville
Yalesville is located in the US
Yalesville
Yalesville
Coordinates: 41°29′37″N 72°49′25″W / 41.49361°N 72.82361°W / 41.49361; -72.82361Coordinates: 41°29′37″N 72°49′25″W / 41.49361°N 72.82361°W / 41.49361; -72.82361
Country United States
State Connecticut
County New Haven
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 212303[1]

Yalesville is a unincorporated community in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. Variant names are First Falls and Tyler's Mills.[1]

History[edit]

A Committee to locate a mill at the first falls on the Quinnipiac River between Wallingford and Meriden was held in September, 1686. In 1704 the mill was sold to William Tyler, and the community became known as Tyler's Mills. The mill and surrounding lands were sold to Charles Yale around a hundred years later, and the name of the village became Yalesville.

In 1695, Yalesville residents grew tired of having to take a canoe across the river, so a bridge was built adjacent to the residence of Roswell Yale, in what is now Yalesville. In about 1800, the current bridge over the Quinnipiac River was built. At the same time, the first school was constructed in Yalesville. The current Yalesville Elementary School is the second one built on the site.

The Wallingford Fire Department's Yalesville Station, located on Hope Hill Road, houses Engine 5 and Squad 5.

Geography[edit]

Yalesville is located in the northwestern portion of Wallingford.

The Quinnipiac River and Wharton Brook run through Yalesville.

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