Madison

Deacon John Graves House, Madison
Deacon John Graves House, Madison
– Daniel Sterner, HistoricBuildingsCT.com

Madison, a part of New Haven County, lies in south-central Connecticut adjacent to the Long Island Sound and between the East and Hammonasset Rivers. Formerly East Guilford, it was settled by the English in 1641 and incorporated as a separate town in 1826. Largely agricultural, it also had some notable early industries such as shipbuilding. The Boston Post Road and later turnpikes made Madison popular as a resort community for a seasonal population—a characteristic that it retains to this day. Both Hammonasset State Park and Cockaponset State Forest lie within its borders.

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Websites

“Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives,” 2017. Link.
“Greater New Haven Labor History Association,” 2017. Link.

Places

“Allis-Bushnell House.” Madison Historical Society, 2017. Link.
“Deacon John Grave House,” 2017. Link.
“Hammonasset Beach State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2017. Link.
“Lee’s Academy.” Madison Historical Society, 2017. Link.
“Madison Historical Society,” 2017. Link.
“Smallpox Burying Ground.” Madison Historical Society, 2017. Link.

Documents

“Madison - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2017. Link.
O.H. Bailey & Company. “View of Madison, Conn.” Bird’s-eye. Boston: Bailey & Company, 1881. University of Connecticut Libraries, Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.

Books

Steiner, Bernard. A History of the Plantation of Menunkatuck and of the Original Town of Guilford, Connecticut Comprising the Present Towns of Guilford and Madison. Baltimore, MD: Bernard C. Steiner, 1897. Link.
McCain, Diana. Connecticut Coast: A Town-by-Town Illustrated History. Guilford,  CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2009.
Rockey, J. L., ed. History of New Haven County, Connecticut. Vol. 2. New York: W. W. Preston, 1892. Link.
Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives, and Madison Historical Society. Madison, Connecticut in the Twentieth Century. Charleston,  SC: Arcadia, 1998.
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