Town Of Pomfret
History

Town of Pomfret

History

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Welcome to the Town of Pomfret 

We are located in Southwestern New York State !

Our town has always been a special place, even when the first settler Zattu Cushing came here in February of 1805 to set up his household. Cushing came here to settle because he had passed through the area a few years earlier on his way home from Presque Isle (Erie) where he had been hired to supervise the building of a ship to be called "The Good Intent".

He was so impressed with the area, that he decided to come back and settle as soon as possible. Zattu Cushing can no longer can be found at his home in town (although you can still visit him in the Pioneer Cemetery in Fredonia), but the charm of the area remains to this day.

With the wide variety of things to see and do in our town, we are sure you'll find a reason to return after experiencing everything that is here in Pomfret --just like Zattu Cushing did  200 years ago !

Historian's Page:
 

 

Mr. Todd Langworthy - Town Historian

18 Johnson St. Fredonia, N.Y.

(716) 679-9436

historian@townofpomfretny.org

 

 

Images:
The Fredonia Academy
The Columbia Hotel

 

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