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Welcome to Madison ...

Madison is located in New Haven County<1>.

The location of Madison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Madison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Madisonian<3>

Madison is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Madison lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Madison: (203) & (475)<5>

The ZIP code for Madison: 06443<6>

Websites for Madison ...

Official Website: www.madisonct.org/

Adding Madison to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Madison in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Madison elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Madison on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Madison on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Madison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Madison - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Maine, Maryland, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Madison.

Communities near Madison ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Madison.

  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<8>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Hamden [New Haven County]
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    • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
  • West Haven [New Haven County]
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    • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
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      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
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      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<8>
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
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      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Wallingford [New Haven County]
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      • Wallingford [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallingford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallingford
    • East Haven [New Haven County]
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      • East Haven [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Haven
    • Branford [New Haven County]
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      • Branford [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Madison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Madison.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Madison. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Madison.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Madison. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Madison.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Madison ...

Looking for more information about Madison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Madison, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Madison.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Madison: www.madisonct.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Madison refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Madison may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Madison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Madison). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Madison or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 41.2795, Longitude: -72.5984       In this case, the coordinates for Madison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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