Pomfret is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 4,247 in 2010 according to the United States Census. The town was incorporated in 1713 and named after Governor Saltonstalls estate near Pontefract (meaning broken bridge) in Yorkshire, England. Pomfret is bordered on the north by Woodstock, on the east by Putnam and Killingly, on the west by Eastford, and on the south by Brooklyn and Hampton. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.6 square miles (105km2), of which, 40.3 square miles (104km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78km2) of it (0.64%) is water.