Pittsford is named in honor of British statesman William Pitt. As prime minister of England “the Great Commoner” was the colonists' best friend, fully supporting them in the passionate demand for “no taxation without representation.”
The town is home to four covered bridges: the Hammond, the Depot, the Cooley and the Gorham. The first U.S. patent was granted in Pittsford; it was given to Samuel Hopkins for devising a way to create potash and pearl ash out of wood ash for making soap.
Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatcherysee North Chittenden.