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Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA

"Pom'fret, a post-village in Pomfret township, Windham co., Conn., 4 miles S.W. of Putnam, about 26 miles N. by E. of Norwich, and 20 miles N.E. of Willimantic. The township is bounded on the E. by the Quinebaug River, and intersected by the New York & New England Railroad. It is celebrated as containing the cave in which Gen. Putnam killed a wolf. Pop. 1488."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1713 - (Pomfret, CT) - Purchased from area natives in 1686 and incorporated in 1713, Pomfret was named for Pontefract in Yorkshire, England.
    Agriculture and various mills along the town’s plentiful waterways supported the settlers’ earliest enterprises.
    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ pomfret/

  • 1819 - Pomfret
    Pomfret, a post township, is situated in the central section of the county, 40 miles northeast from Hartford, and 30 east from Providence; bounded on ...Read MORE...


  • Pomfret, Connecticut, USA
    The Meadows

    "Thomas S. Harrison's, The Meadows, which stands near the Pomfret Stock-Farm, of which he is the owner, is a large and dignified old colonial mansion, so successfully re-arranged and enlarged as to command metropolitan luxury. Mr.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Pomfret, a post-village in Pomfret township (town), Windham co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 25 miles N. by E. of Norwich. The ...Read MORE...


  • Pomfret, Connecticut, USA
    Christ Episcopal Church, Pomfret, Conn.
  • Pomfret, Connecticut, USA
    Pomfret School, Pomfret, Conn.

    "Pomfret School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school in Pomfret, Connecticut, United States, serving 360 students in grades 9 through 12 and post-graduates...

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