Pomfret, Vermont, New England USA

About Pomfret, Vermont

Windsor County
Chartered: July 8, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 25,223 Acres = 39.41 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 133* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 42′ W 72°31′
Altitude: 1,333 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 904 [ Population Rank: 159* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 22.9 [ Density Rank: 165* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Pomfret’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Most historians credit Benning Wentworth with having named the town in honor of Thomas Fermor, Baron Lempster (a corruption of Leominster) and Earl of Pomfret. Wentworth and Fermor were related by by marriage through the Wodehouse family, and Wentworth had named the town of Lemster, New Hampshire the same year. Those same historians seem to overlook that many of the grantees lived in Pomfret, Connecticut, where the Vermont town’s first meetings were held. The Connecticut town derives its name from the English town of Pontefract (literally, “broken bridge”). In England, Pontefract is pronounced the same as the Vermont and Connecticut towns.

Activities & Points of Interest

Goings-on in and near Pomfret
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Pomfret Historical Society

Covered Bridge (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Smith
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Windsor County.

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Hanover, NH) 603-650-5000

Town Clerk: Rebecca Fielder 5218 Pomfret Road North Pomfret, VT 05053
802-457-3861
M W F 8:30-2:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ (North Pomfret)

 

Neighboring Towns

This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn’t even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in “You can’t get there from here”).

Royalton

Sharon

Barnard

Pomfret

Hartford

Bridgewater

Woodstock

Utilities

Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont’s only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Cable South Pomfret Non-Profit Cable
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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