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Pomfret

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Pomfret
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
26
Year Established:
1713
Year Incorporated:
1713
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Pomfret Town Hall
5 Haven Road
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Town Clerk's Office
(860)974-0343
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Web Address:
www.pomfretct.org/

History Brief:
Capt. James Fitch of Norwich deeded a tract of land known as the Mashamoquet Purchase to men in Roxbury, Massachusetts on 5 May 1686. Settlement began slowly from 1696 to 1713. The settlement was known as Massamuggett until May 1713 when it was incorporated as the town of Pomfret. Town vital records begin 1705. Barbour collection records cover 1705-1850.

   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Massamuggett
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (11)
Year:1800
Population:1802

Year:1820
Population:2042

Year:1840
Population:1868

Year:1870
Population:1488

Year:1880
Population:1476

Year:1910
Population:1857

Year:1920
Population:1454

Year:1930
Population:1617

Year:1940
Population:1710

Year:1950
Population:2008

Year:2000
Population:3798
 
Founding Families (41)
Surname:Abbot

Surname:Alien

Surname:Aspinwall

Surname:Bacon

Surname:Carpenter

Surname:Chandler

Surname:Chaplin

Surname:Dana

Surname:Deming

Surname:Dresser

Surname:Durkee

Surname:Gates

Surname:Goodell

Surname:Gray

Surname:Gridley

Surname:Griffin

Surname:Grosvenor

Surname:Holmes

Surname:Howe

Surname:Hubbard

Surname:Johnson

Surname:Lyon

Surname:McCoy

Surname:Mighill

Surname:Paine

Surname:Parkhurst

Surname:Payson

Surname:Sabin

Surname:Saharpe

Surname:Sanger

Surname:Sawyer

Surname:Sessions

Surname:Shaw

Surname:Short

Surname:Stowell

Surname:Sumner

Surname:Taylor

Surname:Truesdell

Surname:Tucker

Surname:Waldo

Surname:Weld
 
Cemeteries (13)
Name:Baker-Hollow Cemetery
Location:In Baker Hollow

Name:Benson Cemetery
Location:On Young farm, on road to Brooklyn

Name:Bruce Cemetery
Location:In eastern part of town

Name:Chandler Cemetery
Location:North part of Pomfret

Name:Dennis Cemetery
Location:West of Pomfret Center Schoolhouse

Name:Episcopal Church
Location:Rear of Episcopal Church

Name:Field Cemetery
Location:J.D. Johnson farm

Name:New Abbington Cemetery
Location:Near Abbington for corners

Name:Old Abbington Cemetery
Location:South of Church in Abbington

Name:Pomfret Street Cemetery
Location:Pomfret Street

Name:Quaker Cemetery
Location:West of Pomfret Hill, on old abandoned road

Name:Randall-Batham Cemetery
Location:Ragged Hill

Name:Savin Cemetery
Location:Near the Pomfret railroad station
 
Churches (4)
Name:Abington Congregational Church (860) 974-1476
Location:542 Hampton Road, Abington, CT 06230

Name:Christ Church (860) 928-7026
Location:571 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT 06258
Website:www.christchurchpomfret.org

Name:First Congregational Church (860) 928-7381
Location:13 Church Street, Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Name:Most Holy Trinity Church (860) 928-5830
Location:568 Pomfret Street, P.O. Box 235, Pomfret, CT 06258
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (4)
Name:Abington

Name:Elliotts

Name:Pomfret Center

Name:Pomfret Landing
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Wolfs Den
 
Notable Citizens (4)
Name:Ernest Flagg (1857-1947) Architect
Type:Historic

Name:Jim Calhoun (b. 1942 - ) Head coach for the UCONN men's basketball team
Type:Contemporary

Name:Louise Chandler Moulton (1835-1908) Poet, storywriter and critic
Type:Historic

Name:Major General Israel Putman (1718-1770) General to George Washington
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (3)
Name:Pomfret Community School Pk-8 (860) 928-2718
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:20 Pomfret Street, Pomfret Center, CT 0629
Website:www.pomfret.ctschool.net

Name:Pomfret School, Private 9-12 (860) 963-6100
Type:High School
Location:398 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT 06258
Website:www.pomfretschool.org/

Name:The Rectory School Private K-9 (860) 928-1328
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:528 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT 06258
Website:www.rectoryschool.org
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Abington Social Library (860) 974-0415
Type:Current
Location:536 Hampton Road, Abington, CT 06230
Website:www.pomfretct.org/library.html

Name:Pomfret Public Library (860) 928-3475
Type:Current
Location:449 Pomfret Street (Rte. 169) Pomfret CT 06258
Website:www.pomfretct.org/library.html
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Early Homesteads of Pomfret and Hampton
Author:Susan J. Griggs
Date Published:1950
Publisher:Ingalls Printing Co.

Name:The Old Fulling Mill of Pomfret, Connecticut
Author:Olive Pike Wetherbee
Date Published:1971
Publisher:E.W. Farnum Printing Co.
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticutgenealogy.com/windham/pomfret/htm

Website Name:USGenWeb Project
Website Address:users.rch.com/merrell/pomfret.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Pomfret Historical Society

Name:Walter P. Hinchman
Contact Data:12 Woodstcok Road
P.O. Box 224
Pomfret, CT 06258
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1705 - Present
Marriage:1705 - Present
Death:1705 - Present
 





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