Originally settled by Europeans around 1641, Madison was called East Guilford throughout the 18th century, but when it was formally incorporated as a town in 1826, it was renamed Madison in honor of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.
Speaking of former Presidents, Bill Clinton singled out Madison in his 2004 memoir, My Life, referring to the town as an “especially old and beautiful” favorite from his time at neighboring Yale University.
In a further link (of sorts) to a former U.S. President, the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in Madison was given as a gift to the townspeople by Mary Scranton in 1801, with the original building being designed by architect Henry Bacon, who went on to design the famous and iconic Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
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