"The Village of Fredonia lies within the Town of Pomfret in the heart of Lake Erie grape country. With its incorporation in 1829, Fredonia became a destination for a great many early settlers from all over the world. Fredonia’s reputation as a farming community was well known in its early years, but with the addition of high quality education and a commitment to the arts, Fredonia became a truly vibrant community. Fredonia’s history is rich, with highlights like Fredonia’s Grange #1, the W.C.T.U., the visit of General Lafayette and the building of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Today’s Fredonia continues its traditions with the many community festivals it hosts, or with its partnership with Fredonia State University. We welcome visitors to come to our historic Victorian village and shop at our unique downtown shops, see a show at our 1891 Fredonia Opera House, stay at our historic White Inn, or participate in one of our many annual festivals. We’re sure that if you visit us once, you will be back again and make our village a regular stop for your family."
Town of Pomfret Historian