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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Madison, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Madison and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Madison:
    • 41.337876, -72.629538
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Madison
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Madison ...

We have found two communities that share the name Madison.

Within Connecticut, the name Madison is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Madison County
      • This Madison is located in Madison County and lies 181 miles [291.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Madison that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Madison.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Madison is located in Dane County and lies 865 miles [1,392.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Madison that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Madison.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Madison ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Beaver Head Corner [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Head Corner
    • Beaver Head Corner [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Madison
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Head Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Head Corner
  • Flanders [New Haven County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
    • Flanders [New Haven County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Madison
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lake View [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
    • Lake View [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Madison
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
  • Lord Corner [Middlesex County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lord Corner
    • Lord Corner [Middlesex County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Madison
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lord Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Middle Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Beach
      • Middle Beach [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Madison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Beach
    • Nut Plains [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nut Plains
      • Nut Plains [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Madison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nut Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nut Plains
    • Podunk [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Podunk
      • Podunk [New Haven County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Madison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Podunk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Podunk
    • Rockland [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Madison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Seaview Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaview Beach
      • Seaview Beach [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Madison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaview Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaview Beach
    • Spruce Corner [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Corner
      • Spruce Corner [Middlesex County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Madison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Madison. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pasadena (California) on Thursday April 4, 1929 and died in Guilford (Connecticut) on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park (San Mateo County, California).
      • Guilford is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<3>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<3>
    • Charles Austin Beard     (Historian)
      • Historian. He was born on Friday November 27, 1874 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 1, 1948 at the age of 73. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • North Haven is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<3>
    • Frank Beisler     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Haven (Connecticut) on Thursday October 9, 1913 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday September 8, 1973 at the age of 59. He is buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • North Haven is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Madison.
      • North Haven is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<3>
    • Marian Bergeron     (Miss America (1933), singer)
      • Miss America (1933), singer. She was born in West Haven (Connecticut) on Friday May 3, 1918 and died in Kettering (Ohio) on Tueday October 22, 2002 at the age of 84. She is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • West Haven is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<3>
    • Gus Bivona     (Musician, composer)
    • Ernest Borgnine     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Hamden (Connecticut) on Wednesday January 24, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 95. The body was cremated.
      • Hamden is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<3>
    • Mary Lydia Bolles Branch     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New London (Connecticut) on Saturday June 13, 1840 and died in New London (Connecticut) on Monday April 17, 1922 at the age of 81. She is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (New London County, Connecticut).
      • New London is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Madison.
      • New London is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<3>
    • George W. Bush     (43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009))
      • 43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009). He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday July 6, 1946
      • New Haven is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Madison.
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • New Haven is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<3>
    • Art Carney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Westbrook (Connecticut) on Sunday November 9, 2003 at the age of 85.
      • Westbrook is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<3>
    • Karen Carpenter     (Singer)
    • Gerald Chapman     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Tueday August 16, 1887 and died in Wethersfield (Connecticut) on Tueday April 6, 1926 at the age of 38. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Wethersfield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Madison.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Chapman<3>

How Far From Madison to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Madison to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Madison and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Madison to Hartford, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 287 miles [461.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,610 miles [9,028.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,316 miles [10,164.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,192 miles [6,746.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Madison. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Madison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Madison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3379, Longitude: -72.6295       In this case, the coordinates for Madison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Madison to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.053 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.615 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.774 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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