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Madison, Connecticut, USA - Cresent Beach looking West, Madison, Conn.

Madison has an annual commercial harvest of 5,000 bushels of top-grade oysters.

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Cresent Beach looking West, Madison, Conn.
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Cresent Beach looking West, Madison, Conn.
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1839 - Madison
Madison, Connecticut
New Haven county. This town was taken from Guilford in 1826. It lies on Long Island Sound, and embraces what is called Hammonasset Point. This town lies 18 miles E. by S. from New Haven and 33 S. from Hartford. Population, 1830, 1,809. The soil of the town is stony, and naturally hard to cultivate; but it is made quite productive of corn, rye and potatoes by the use of white fish, ploughed in.—These fish appear in the sound about the 1st of June, and continue 3 or 4 months. They are taken in great quantities and are considered an excellent manure. They were first thus used about the year 1798.—About 10,000 of these fish are considered a good dressing for an acre of land.

This place has a small harbor and some navigation. Ship building is the most important mechanical pursuit.

The Hon. Thomas Chittenden, for many years governor of Vermont, and his brother Ebenezer Chittenden, a gentleman of great mechanical genius, were natives of this town. The former was... Read MORE...

1854 - Madison
Madison, a post-village and seaport of New Haven county, Connecticut, on the New Haven and New London railroad, 21 miles E. from New Haven. It contains a Congregational church, an academy, and several stores. Manufacturing and ship building are carried on to a considerable extent. Population of the township, 1837.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Madison
Madison, a post-village in Madison township, New Haven co., Conn., on Long Island Sound, and on the Shore Line Railroad, 20 miles E. of New Haven. It has 2 or 3 churches, an academy, a ship-yard, and manufactures of straw board and fish oil. The township contains 4 churches and a pop. of 1814.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Madison, a post-village in Madison township (town), New Haven CO., Conn., on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 20 miles E. of New Haven. It has various manufactures. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1518.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Madison, Connecticut:
Hammonasset Beach State Park: This is one of the most popular destinations in Madison. It boasts two miles of sandy beach, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. The park also has nature trails, birdwatching opportunities, and a campground for those who want to spend the night.

Downtown Madison: Stroll through the historic downtown area and explore the quaint shops, art galleries, and restaurants. You'll find unique gifts, antiques, and locally made products. Don't forget to check out RJ Julia Booksellers, a beloved independent bookstore.

Madison Arts Cinema: If you're a film enthusiast, catch an indie or foreign film at this charming cinema. It offers a unique cinematic experience and often hosts special events and film festivals.

Surfing and Watersports: Madison's beaches offer excellent conditions for surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. You can rent equipment from local surf shops or bring your own.

Gardens and Parks: Visit the elegant Madison Green and... Read MORE...

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Introducing the Memories of Savin Rock ceramic postcard mug, a charming tribute to the iconic amusement park in Connecticut! This 11-ounce ceramic coffee mug is a delightful blend of nostalgia and functionality. Featuring a vintage-inspired design, the mug showcases iconic images and landmarks from Savin Rock amusement park, evoking fond memories of days gone by.   Pinterest   

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