Pomfret originally belonged to Native Americans, and in 1686 it was purchased. Later in 1713, the town was incorporated there. It consists of 5 sections and has a total area of 40,6 square miles. Due to this specific arrangement, Pomfret has no formal center. There are several historical sites located around the town, especially Pomfret Town House, Gwyn Careg, Israel Putnam Wolf Den and other locations that are worth visiting. The town also became popular due to the list of famous personalities that lived and worked here. Louise Charles Moulton, Nathan Goodell, Robert Hillyer and other notables were connected to Pomfret at different periods.