Cheshire was settled in 1694 as a part of Wallingford. It separated and incorporated as a town in 1780. From its beginning, Cheshire was a small agricultural community. Only after World War II, the local industry began to grow. Also, the town saw a rise in suburbanization. However, the local members managed to save the town’s rural features. Being a small Connecticut town, Cheshire has plenty to offer to its residents and visitors. Nowadays it is known as the Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut for its huge number of still operating greenhouses.