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Madison Town


Madison town Hall is located at 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT 06443; phone: 203-245-5672.

Beachfront, Town of Madison, New Haven County Connecticut

Beginnings [1]

Madison, formerly part of Guilford, was settled about 1649. The parish of East Guilford was organized in 1707, and a separate town was named for ex-president Madison, incorporated in 1826. A considerable sea trade developed in the days of the sailing ships. Among Madison's distinguished sons were George W. Scranton, the founder of Scranton, PA, and Thomas Chittenden, the first governor of Vermont. In the 1930s there was a large summer colony and a State Park at Hammonasset Beach.

  1. Edgar L. Heermance, compiler, The Connecticut Guide: What to See and Where to Find It, Connecticut Emergency Relief Commission, Hartford, 1935.
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