Madison (HM197R)

Location: Madison, CT 06443 New Haven County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 16.733', W 72° 36.017'

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State of Connecticut

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.
HM NumberHM197R
Year Placed1975
Placed ByTown of Madison and the Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 700974 N 4572493
Decimal Degrees41.27888333, -72.60028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.733', W 72° 36.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 43.98" N, 72° 36' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)203, 860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 574-580 Boston Post Rd, Madison CT 06443, US
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