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Encyclopedia > Madison, Connecticut
Madison, Connecticut
Beach on Long Island Sound in Madison
Official seal of Madison, Connecticut
Seal
Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°20′16″N 72°37′46″W / 41.33778, -72.62944
NECTA New Haven
Region South Central Region
Incorporated 1826
Government
 - Type Selectman-town meeting
 - First selectman Thomas S. Scarpati
Area
 - City 95.3 km²  (36.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 18,812
 - Density 201/km² (520/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06443
Website: http://www.madison.ct.org/

Madison is a town in the southeastern corner of New Haven County, Connecticut, and it occupies a central location on the Connecticut Shoreline area. The population was 18,812 at the 2000 census. Image File history File linksMetadata Madison_Connecticut_Beach. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 594 pixelsFull resolution (936 × 695 pixel, file size: 79 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


Madison was first settled in 1641. Throughout the 18th century, Madison was known as East Guilford until it was incorporated as a town in the mid-19th century. Since then Madison and Guilford have shared many cultural and economic similarities despite an unofficial high school rivalry. Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Guilford is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, that borders Madison, Branford, North Branford and Durham, and is situated on I-95 and the coast. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since the 1860s Madison was considered a summer community. The town is known for its desirable, expensive beachfront property; the population increases sharply following Memorial Day, as summer residents move in. More recently, it has become a year round suburb and local property values have been rising at a considerable rate since the mid-1990s. In addition to the town's excellent public school system, which frequently outscores similar towns on the state's standardized tests, there is a spirit of community which covers such diverse undertakings as attempting to align the schedule of the Shoreline East commuter rail system with residents' schedules, or exhibiting local artists' works on the Sculpture Mile. The ambiance of the town is often described as reminiscent of the classic "Connecticut" as seen in 1950s and 1960s portrayals of Darien or New Canaan. // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA was built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... A standardized test is a test administered and scored in a standard manner. ... Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter rail service operating in southern Connecticut, USA. A fully owned subsidiary of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), SLE provides weekday service along the Northeast Corridor from New London west to New Haven, with continuing service to Bridgeport and Stamford, and connecting service... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ...


The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library was a 1901 gift to the townspeople from Mary Scranton. The original building was designed by the architect Henry Bacon, who later designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Currently this popular library features 114,000 volumes and has an average of 360 visits per day, 860 programs per year. A private non-profit, the Library plans to expand to 41,000 square feet (3,800 m²) in 2010.


Bill Clinton mentions of the town in his autobiography, My Life. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... My Life My Life is a 2004 autobiography written by former President of the United States Bill Clinton, who left office on January 20, 2001. ...


Hammonasset State Park in Madison possesses the state's longest public beach, with campsites, picnic areas, and a fishing pier, and is extremely popular in the summer causing traffic jams on I-95 on peak days. Also located in the town is Surf Club Beach, with lifeguards and recreation fields, as well as a private country club. Hammonasset Beach State Park is a state park located in Madison, a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ... Interstate 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, runs in a general east-west compass direction for 111. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 95.3 km² (36.8 mi²). 93.8 km² (36.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (1.58%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Principal communities

  • Madison Center
  • East River
  • Hammonasset Point
  • North Madison
  • Rockland

Madison Center

Madison's center of town is the main area of all businesses and location of the town library and green. The center preserves old village charm by keeping large franchises out. The center has many boutiques and coffee shops. And is where parades and events take place. although it is called the center it is not the actual center of town, It is actually located on the south eastern side of town near Clinton. It is called the center, or "downtown" by residents because it is the only part of town that has lots of stores. Clinton is a town located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 13,094. ...


Demographics

The beach at sunset
The beach at sunset

As of the census² of 2000, there were 17,858 people, 6,515 households, and 5,120 families residing in the town. The population density was 190.5/km² (493.3/mi²). There were 7,386 housing units at an average density of 78.8/km² (204.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.62% White, 0.40% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 706 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Sunset over the beach in Madison, Connecticut. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 706 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Sunset over the beach in Madison, Connecticut. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,515 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.12. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $87,497, and the median income for a family was $101,297. Males had a median income of $73,525 versus $41,058 for females. The per capita income for the town was $40,537. About 0.9% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[2]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Republican 4,459 48 4,507 33.91%
  Democratic 2,842 37 2,879 21.66%
  Unaffiliated 5,759 78 5,837 43.91%
  Minor Parties 69 0 69 0.52%
Total 13,129 163 13,292 100%

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List of National Historic Sites in Madison

  • Allis-Bushnell House, added February 25, 1982
  • Hammanasset Paper Mill Site, added February 23, 1996
  • Madison Green Historic District, added June 28, 1982
  • Meigs-Bishop House, added June 16, 1988
  • Jonathan Murray House, added April 12, 1982
  • Shelley House, added February 9, 1989
  • State Park Supply Yard, added September 4, 1986

Notable people, past and present

  • Jim Calhoun (b. 1942) head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team, which won two national championships, and who was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005, lives with his wife in Pomfret, but they bought a home in Madison.
  • Ranulf Compton (1878-1974) was a United States Representative from Connecticut.
  • Rob Moroso, NASCAR driver
  • Jacques Pépin, Celebrity chef
  • Sally Benson,screenwriter "Meet Me in St. Louis"
  • Bootsy Collins, Noted Musician
  • Elizabeth Bentley, Soviet Spy
  • Westbrook Pegler, anti-New Deal columnist
  • Hugh Lofting, author "Doctor Dolittle"
  • John Gunther, author "Death Be Not Proud", "Inside Europe"
  • Wheeler Williams, Sculptor (1897-1972)
  • Roberta Isleib, Mystery Writer, "Deadly Advice"
  • Thomas Chittenden, Founder and First Governor of both the independent Vermont Republic and later the State of Vermont.
  • Cornelius Bushnell, Financer for the American Civil War ironclad ship USS Monitor

James A. Calhoun (born May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Massachusetts) is the head coach of the University of Connecticuts mens basketball team. ... Pomfret is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. ... Ranulf Compton (September 16, 1878 - January 26, 1974) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Rob Moroso (September 28, 1968 - September 30, 1990) was a NASCAR racing driver who was champion of the NASCAR Busch Series in 1989. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Jacques Pépin (born December 18, 1935) is a French chef working in the United States. ... Sally Benson (September 3, 1897 - July 19, 1972) was a St. ... William Bootsy Collins (born October 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a pioneering funk bassist, singer, and songwriter. ... Elizabeth Bentley, 1948 Elizabeth Terrill Bentley (January 1, 1908- November 18, 1963) was an American who was a spy for the Soviet Union from 1938 until 1945. ... Westbrook Pegler (2 August 1894 - 24 June 1969) was a United States journalist and writer. ... Hugh John Lofting (Maidenhead, Berkshire, England January 14, 1886 - Topanga, California September 26, 1947) was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle - one of the classics of childrens literature. ... John Gunther (August 30, 1901 – May 29, 1970) was an American author whose success came primarily in the 1940s and 1950s with a series of non-fiction books about the political situations in various corners of the world. ... Thomas Chittenden (January 6, 1730 – August 25, 1797) was an important figure in the founding of Vermont. ... Cornelius Scranton Bushnell (July 19, 1829 – May 6, 1896) was an American railroad executive and shipbuilder who was instrumental in developing ironclad ships for the Union Navy during the American Civil War. ...

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Madison, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (515 words)
Madison is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, and it occupies a central location in the Connecticut Shoreline area.
Throughout the 18th century, Madison was known as East Guilford until it was incorporated as a town in the mid-19th century.
The town is known for its desirable, yet expensive beachfront property, and the town's population increases drastically as summer residents move in following Memorial Day.
Madison, James - Columbia Encyclopedia article about Madison, James (1413 words)
After the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts, Madison attacked these measures and prepared the protesting Virginia resolutions (see Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, in U.S. history, resolutions passed in opposition to the Alien and Sedition Acts, which were enacted by the Federalists in 1798.
Madison, accepting an ambiguous French statement as a bona fide revocation of the Napoleonic decrees on trade, reinstated the trade embargo with Great Britain, an act that helped bring on the War of 1812 War of 1812, armed conflict between the United States and Great Britain, 1812–15.
Madison's War." Even the friends of the President and the promoters of the war grew discouraged as the fighting went badly.
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