The rural town of Pomfret is located in Windham County in the state’s northeast corner. Formally recognized as English property 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. The town might be best known for the wolf’s den where Israel Putnam killed Connecticut’s last known wolf. Now part of Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Wolf Den is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Pomfret is a residential community with light industry, including fiber optic manufacture, ample protected open land, and a large historic district.
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