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Madison in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Madison

State of Connecticut

 
 
Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 28, 2013
1. Madison Marker
Inscription. This area, formerly part of Guilford and known as East Guilford, was first settled about 1650 on land bought from the Nehantic and Mohegan Indians in 1641. With population increasing, settlers here sought separate parishes and the Society of East Guilford was incorporated in 1707, the Society in North Madison, called North Bristol in 1753. The Town of Madison, named for President James Madison, was incorporated in 1826. This was once a center for fishing, shipping, shipbuilding, farming, and crayon manufacturing. Famous people born here included Thomas Chittenden, first Governor of Vermont: philanthropist Daniel Hand: artist Gilbert Munger: and chief sponsor of the Civil War ironclad warship Monitor, Cornelius Scranton Bushnell.
 
Erected 1975 by Town of Madison and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 16.733′ N, 72° 36.017′ W. Marker is in Madison, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Boston Post Road just east of Island Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison CT 06443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriots of Madison (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Citizens of Madison
Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 28, 2013
2. Madison Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); James Madison Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dianne Bullis Snyder Memorial (about 300 feet away); Captain Frederick Lee (about 300 feet away); Lee's Academy (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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