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City/Town Name:
New Haven County
Probate District:
Year Established:
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectmen - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
8 Campus Drive
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-5672
Research hours: M-F - 9 a.m to 3p.m
Web Address:

History Brief:
Rev. Henry Whitfield and his associates purchased part of this land on 29 September 1639. A second purchase was made from the Niantic Indians on 20 September 1641. Settlement and expansion went forward with Guilford. In 1703 the inhabitants of the eastern part of Guilford became a separate Society. Three years later the name East Guilford came into use. In 1753, the North Bristol Society was incorporated. The East Guilford Society and the North Bristol Society were incorporated as the town in May 1826 and named, Madison, after the fourth President. Town vital records begin 1826.
Barbour collection records cover 1826-1850.
Other City Names (1)
Name:East Guilford
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Guilford
Population (1)
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
Cemeteries (7)
Name:Hammonassett Cemetery
Location:96 River Road

Name:Johnson Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile southeast of Summer Hill Cemetery, on land of Owen Shepard Sr.

Name:Old Summer Hill Cemetery
Location:Wood Road off North Madison Road

Name:Rockland Cemetery
Location:County Road

Name:Summer Hill Cemetery
Location:604 Route 80

Name:West Cemetery
Location:399 Boston Post Road

Name:West Side Cemetery
Location:47 Race Hill Road
Churches (7)
Name:Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (203) 245-4986
Location:275 Warpas Road

Name:First Congregation Church (203) 245-2739
Location:26 Meeting House Lane

Name:Lutheran Church of Madison (203) 245-4145
Location:9 Britton Lane

Name:North Madison Congregational (203) 421-3241
Location:1271 Durham Road

Name:St. Andrews Episcopal Church (203) 245-2584
Location:232 Durham Road

Name:St. Margaret RC Church (203) 245-7301
Location:39 Academy Street

Name:Temple Beth Tikuah (203) 245-7028
Location:196 Durham Road
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
Communities (5)
Name:East River

Name:Hammonasset Point

Name:Madison Center

Name:North Madison

Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
Notable Citizens (14)
Name:Bootsy Collins (Musician)

Name:Cornelius Bushnell (Financer for the USS Monitor)

Name:Elizabeth Bentley (Soviet Spy)

Name:Hugh Lofting (Author)

Name:Jacques Pepin (Celebrity Chef)

Name:Jim Calhoun (Head coach of UCONN men's basketball team)

Name:John Gunther (Author)

Name:Ranulf Compton (United States Representative)

Name:Rob Moroso (Nascar Driver)

Name:Roberta Isleib (Author)

Name:Sally Benson (Screenwriter)

Name:Thomas Chittenden (First Governor of the State of Vermont)

Name:Westbrook Pegler (Anti-New Deal Columnist)

Name:Wheeler Williams (Sculptor)
Newspapers (2)
Name:Lyme Line . Com - On line newspaper

Name:Source - Madison (203) 245-1877 Daily
Location:724 Boston Post Road P.O. Box 1010
Schools (7)
Name:Daniel Hand High School 9-12 (203) 245-6350
Type:High School
Location:286 Green Hill Road

Name:Dr. R.H. Brown Lower Middle School 5-6 (203) 245-6400
Type:Middle School
Location:980 Durham Road

Name:Grove School 6-12 Therapeutic Coeducational (203) 245-2778
Type:High School
Location:175 Copse Road Boarding/Day students

Name:Island Avenue School 1-4 (203) 245-650
Location:20 Island Avenue

Name:J.M. Jeffrey Elementary School K-4 (203) 245-6460
Location:331 Copse Road

Name:K.H. Ryerson School 1-4 (203) 245-6440
Location:982 Durham Road

Name:Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School 7-8 (203) 245-6480
Type:Middle School
Location:302 Green Hill Road
Libraries (1)
Name:E.C. Scranton Library (203) 245-7365
Location:801 Boston Post Road
Published Histories (4)
Name:A History of the Plantation of Menunkatuck & of the Original Town of Guilford CT
Author:Bernard C. Steiner
Date Published:1897
Publisher:Bernard C. Steiner

Name:Daniel Hand of Madison Connecticut 1801-1891
Author:Howard T. Oedel
Date Published:1973
Publisher:Madison Historical Society

Name:Guilford & Madison Early Settlers & Direct Desc Residing in Those Towns
Author:Madison Congregational Church
Date Published:1957
Publisher:Congregational Church

Name:Madison, Connecticut Town Records 1727-1882
Author:Louise R. Allen
Date Published:1935
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
Town Historian (3)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Madison Historical Society
(203) 245-4567
853 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives
8 Meeting House Lane
Madison, CT 06443
Notes:Collection of materials that spans more that 350
years of history, growth, and development of Madison.

Name:Warner P. Lord
Contact Data:141 Wildcat Road
Madison, CT 06443
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1826 - Present, Earlier Records are found in Guilford
Marriage:1826 - Present, Earlier Records are found in Guilford
Death:1826 - Present, Earlier Records are found in Guilford

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