Alonzo Cushing Award

Congratulations to our own Alonzo Cushing for being posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on November 6, 2014.

Video of the ceremony is here:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/06/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-first-lieutenant-alonzo-h-cushing


A review of Alonzo's place in history may be seen here:
http://www.civilwar.org/education/war-department/alonzo-cushing-at-gettysburg.html

Please check this page in the future for announcements regarding special ceremonies to take place
in Pomfret to honor our Civil War hero!

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!

The Fredonia Academy

The Fredonia Academy

The Columbia Hotel

The Columbia Hotel