About Pomfret

Welcome to Pomfret, Connecticut, in the middle of the Last Green Valley. We are one of the oldest towns in the state, incorporated in June of 1713. Our tercentennial celebrations took place throughout 2013.

Pomfret offers beautiful vistas, winding country roads, stone walls, and an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants, a winery and a distillery. Town government has been sensitive to maintaining the rural environment and historic charm that makes Pomfret the quintessential New England community.

We are a community of approximately 4,200 located in Windham County, 40 miles from Hartford, 60 miles from Boston, 30 miles from Worcester, MA, and 30 miles from Providence, RI, with easy access to I-395 and Route 101. We are nearby to many attractions such as theater, UCONN, Mystic Seaport & Aquarium, casinos, picturesque back roads, stone walls and spectacular fall foliage to name a few.

Scenic Route 169 is particularly scenic as it winds its way through town from Brooklyn to Woodstock. We have many lovely homes that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, professional offices and real estate brokers in town.

Pomfret is an ideal place for outdoor recreation with several State Parks, including Mashamoquet, Wolf Den, and the Air Line Trail with extensive walking, hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails. The Connecticut Audubon Center at Pomfret offers impressive birding and is particularly known for its grassland habitats.

Pomfret is governed by a three member Board of Selectmen, six-member Board of Finance, and the legislative body at Town Meeting. We are part of the 2nd Congressional District, the 35th State Senatorial District and the 50th General Assembly District. We currently enjoy a town mill rate of 25.73 and a fire district mill rate of .78 for a total mill rate of 26.51.

Our Community School accommodates grades Pre-K through 8 with approximately 335 students. Our 200 high school students attend a variety of local schools with the majority going to Woodstock Academy our designated high school. We also have two private boarding schools in town, The Rectory School (Pre-K – 9) and The Pomfret School (9 – 12).

Our four houses of worship include The Most Holy Trinity Church, The First Congregational Church of Pomfret, The First Congregational Church of Abington, and Christ Church.

Wth a current roster of approximately 25 men and women, we are fortunate to have an acctive Volunteer Fire Department. Ambulance services are provided through a Tri Town Agreement with an ambulance stationed and staffed in town 24/7. KB Ambulance has provided this service for the past two years with excellent response times. Putnam is the home or our nearest hospital just a few miles east on Route 44. 

There is limited industry in town, including Hull Forest Products, Loos & Company and Fiber Optics Technology, Inc.

Each year, we have a Memorial Day parade, alternating routes beginning from either the Pomfret Congregational Church or the Abington Congregational Church. In December we celebrate the holidays with an annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Carol Sing on the Town Green.

The Town has worked hard to maintain its small town atmosphere, preserve our rural character and protect open space. We value our public buildings such as our library, school, community center and town hall and strive to keep them in good condition. Our goal is to provide services ensuring quality of life for all of our citizens.

We hope you enjoy your visit to these Web pages and the information provided here. Pomfret is one of the most beautiful towns in New England.

Please come to visit us in person. You are welcome in Pomfret, where the Last Green Valley and its clear night skies are at their best.