Madison in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Nearby is the birthplace of the Granville brothers Zantford (Granny), Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward and sisters Pearle and Gladys. With Madison natives Hiram Jones, Harry Jones, and Elson Ward, they formed the Granville Brothers Aircraft Co. in Springfield, Massachusetts, and designed, manufactured, and flew notable racing aircraft of the Golden Age of Aviation. In 1932 the Gee Bee Model R-1 set a new world speed record of 296 mph. Their high performance designs represented the cutting edge of technology and dramatically influenced military and civilian aviation.
Erected 2007 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 207.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. 43° 53.951′ N, 71° 8.724′ W. Marker is in Madison, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of East Madison Road and Village Road (New Hampshire Route 113), on the left when traveling south on East Madison Road. Marker is in front of the Madison Historical Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison NH 03849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chocorua Legend (approx. 4˝ miles away); Swift River Covered Bridge (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Summer Playhouse (approx. 6.4 miles away); In Memory of Those Who Served (approx. 6˝ miles away); Kancamagus Highway / Who was Kancamagus? (approx. 6.6 miles away); Captain Lovewell's War (approx. 8.6 miles away); Cart Roads and Wagon Paths Connect a Community (approx. 8.8 miles away); How the Covered Bridge was Built (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Granville Brothers Aircraft. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. The Granville Brothers and Their Fantastic Airplanes. "Gee Bee - Golden Age of Aviation" homepage (Submitted on October 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 5. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.