The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Madison (post village)

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The American Cyclopædia
Madison (post village)
Edition of 1879. See also Madison, New Jersey and Madison, Georgia on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

MADISON. I. A post village of Chatham township, Morris co., New Jersey, on the Morris and Essex division of the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western railroad, 24 m. W. of New York; pop. about 3,000. It is the seat of Drew theological seminary, chartered in 1866, and organized in 1867. This institution was founded by the Methodists, and named in honor of Daniel Drew of New York, who gave $250,000 for its establishment, which sum has been increased by successive donations to nearly $1,000,000. The grounds comprise 95 acres, the greater portion of which is handsomely laid out with walks and drives, and adorned with trees and shrubbery. The three seminary buildings are situated near the centre, and are flanked on either hand by the professors' residences. The number of professors and instructors in 1873-'4 was 8, besides several lecturers; number of students, 104, of whom 28 were in introductory classes and 15 in special courses; volumes in the library, 10,000; alumni, 54. The regular course comprises three years. The introductory course is two years, corresponding to the freshman and sophomore years of most colleges. II. A post village and the capital of Morgan co., Georgia, on the Georgia railroad, 60 m. E. by S. of Atlanta, and 175 m. N. W. of Savannah; pop. in 1870, 1,389, of whom 770 were colored. It is pleasantly situated in the midst of a fertile country, from which it derives an active trade. It has a weekly newspaper, and is the seat of the Georgia female college (Baptist), established in 1850, which in 1873 had 5 instructors and 58 students.