Introduction to Madison, Connecticut
Madison, Connecticut is 17 miles E of New Haven, Connecticut and 81 miles NE of New York, New York. It is in New Haven county. The town is part of the New Haven - Meriden metro area. The population of Madison is 17,858.
The first settlement in Madison was established in the year 1641. Throughout the 18th century, this area was known as East Guilford. It was incorporated as the town of Madison in 1826 in honor of President James Madison. The state's longest beach, Hammonasset Beach State Park, is located in Madison. The town is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the county of New Haven. It experienced rapid growth and development in the mid-20th century.
Madison and nearby Attractions
- Allis-Bushnell House Museum
- Deacon John Graves House
- Madison Historical Society Building
- Meigs Point Nature Center
- Stannard Pond
- Hammonasset Beach State Park
Things To Do In Madison
The town has some beautiful lakes and brooks, the banks of which are popular tourist spots. The Circle Beach and Hammonasset Beach are ideal for those who love water sports. The parks in the town also offer a range of recreational activities to be enjoyed by both adults and children. In addition, the Arts Festival is held every July and draws crowds from neighboring towns and cities.
Tweed-New Haven Airport is close by.
Madison Higher Education
Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University and Gateway Community College are nearby institutes of higher education.