County: Windham County
of Government: Selectman - Town Meeting
Hall Address: Pomfret Town Hall
5 Haven Road
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Town Clerk's Office
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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) Settled From (0) 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) Communities (4)
Name: Abington Name: Elliotts Name: Pomfret Center Name: Pomfret Landing Historical Locations (1) 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) 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) 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) Historic Timeline (0) 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