Pomfret Historically and Today
Pomfret, Connecticut is directly in the middle of the Last Green Valley. One of the oldest towns in the state, incorporated in June of 1713. Tercentennial celebrations were numerous and took place throughout 2013.
Pomfret offers beautiful vistas, winding country roads, stone walls, and an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants. Town government has been sensitive to maintaining the rural environment and historic charm that makes Pomfret the quintessential New England Community.
A community of approximately 4,200 located in Windham County, 60 miles from Hartford, 70 miles from Boston, 30 miles from Worcester, MA, and 40 miles from Providence, RI, with easy access to I-395 and Route 101. We are nearby to many attractions such as the casinos, theater, UCONN, Mystic Seaport & Aquarium, just to name a few.
Scenic Route 169 is particularly picturesque 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. We have several professional offices (doctors, dentist, attorneys) and real estate brokers in town.
Pomfret is an ideal place for outdoor recreation with several State Parks, including Mashamoquet, Wolf Den and the Airline Trail with extensive walking, hiking and horse trails. The Connecticut Audubon Center at Pomfret offers spectacular 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 24.24 and a fire district mill rate of 1 for a total mill rate of 25.24.
The Community School accommodates grades Pre-K through 8 with approximately 475 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 schools in town, The Rectory School (Pre-K – 9) and The Pomfret School (9 – 12).
The 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.
There is limited industry in town, including Hull Forest Products, Loos & Company and Fiber Optics Technology, Inc.
Each year there is a Memorial Day parade, alternating routes beginning from either the Pomfret Congregational Church or the Abington Congregational Church. Every September, we celebrate
Positively Pomfret Day organized by the Pomfret Recreation Director and the Recreation Commission. We also have a Holiday Tree Lighting and Carol Sing on the Town Green in early December.
The Town has worked hard to maintain its small town atmosphere, preserve our rural character and provide for open space. We value our public buildings such as our library, school, senior / 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.