Vernon, Connecticut (PressExposure) January 06, 2010 -- Pomfret is a rural town, located in the northeast Quiet Corner of Connecticut, and covering about 40 square miles of the country side in Windham County. Route 44, traveling west through town allows for about a one hour drive to Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, and traveling east approximately one hour to Providence, Rhode Island. Being settled during the earliest times of colonization in New England, Pomfret features many historic buildings.
This rural community was purchased from the Indians in 1688, for 30 pounds. this transaction was know as "The Mashmuket Purchase". mashamoquet is the name of the largest stream that runs through Pomfret. Major Fitch, the acting agent for Owaneco, and the purchasers arranged this conveyance. The mashmuket Purchase was incorporated by legislature in 1713, and at that time called the Town of Pomfret.
This quiet country town has a large quantity of open land as the result of the Mashamoquet State Park, and along with the efforts of the Connecticut Audubon Society, the Wyndham Land Trust and the Department of Environment Protection. The preservation of this open land and parks allows for the many walking trails to satisfy the appetite of anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
A town in New England that is a great place to visit or call home. Nestled in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut that is full of history and natural beauty that can only be appreciated when seen in person. Come visit and enjoy the peaceful natural beauty that this town has to offer.