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History of Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

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Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," was born in Litchfield on June 14, 1811.

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  • 1784 - Tapping Reeve established the first law school in the United States in Litchfield.
    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/
    connecticut.html

  • Sarah Pierce founded The Litchfield Female Academy, one of the nation’s first schools for young women, in Litchfield in 1792, where she helped educate future leaders, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, for 41 years.

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  • 1819 - Litchfield
    Litchfield, an extensive, wealthy and populous township, and seat of justice of the county, is situated in north lat. 41 degrees 50', being 30 miles...Read MORE...


  • 1836 - Litchfield
    The tract of land now comprised in the township of Litchfield, was called by the native Indians Bantam. In 1718, it was purchased of the colony of...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Litchfield
    Litchfield, a beautiful post-village and seat of justice of Litchfield county, Connecticut, 31 miles W. from Hartford, and 37 miles X. W. by N. from...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - CONNECTICUT. EMBERS FROM THE LITCHFIELD FIRE.
    Litchfield was crowded with people all day Saturday, come to view the ruins of the big fire. Farmers drove in from miles around and the hotels were...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - A BIG FIRE AT LITCHFIELD. THE NEW COURT HOUSE AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.
    WATERBURY, Conn., Aug. 9. - For the second time in three years Litchfield suffered the loss of a large portion of her business blocks this morning....Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - The death of Mrs. Theron Beach occurred on the 8th at her home in Litchfield, Conn., in her one hundred and first year.
    During more than a century of life she had lived in one house. That house her grandfather built in 1785, and there she was born and there she died.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889

  • 1895 - Litchfield
    Litchfield, a beautiful post-village, capital of Litchfield co, Conn., in a township of the same name, 30 miles W. of Hartford, and 20 miles N.N.W....Read MORE...


  • Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
    Litchfield High School
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  • Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
    South Street looking North, Litchfield, Conn.
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  • News 1910 - FIRE IN FAMOUS HOTEL. House In Which Lafayette Was Entertained Damaged $10,000.
    Special to The New York Times.

    WINSTED, Conn., Dec. 23. - The old United States Hotel in Litchfield, built about 130 years ago and the scene of a...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Litchfield, a banking post-borough and one of the capitals of Litchfield co., Conn., in a township (town) of the same name, 30 miles W. of Hartford,...Read MORE...


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    Main Street, Litchfield, Connecticut
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  • 1784 - Tapping Reeve established the first law school in the United States in Litchfield.
    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/
    connecticut.html
  • Sarah Pierce founded The Litchfield Female Academy, one of the nation’s first schools for young women, in Litchfield in 1792, where she helped educate future leaders, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, for 41 years.

    courant.com
  • 1819 - Litchfield
    Litchfield, an extensive, wealthy and populous township, and seat of justice of the county, is situated in north lat. 41 degrees 50', being 30 miles... Read MORE...

  • 1836 - Litchfield
    The tract of land now comprised in the township of Litchfield, was called by the native Indians Bantam. In 1718, it was purchased of the colony of... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Litchfield
    Litchfield, a beautiful post-village and seat of justice of Litchfield county, Connecticut, 31 miles W. from Hartford, and 37 miles X. W. by N. from... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - CONNECTICUT. EMBERS FROM THE LITCHFIELD FIRE.
    Litchfield was crowded with people all day Saturday, come to view the ruins of the big fire. Farmers drove in from miles around and the hotels were... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - A BIG FIRE AT LITCHFIELD. THE NEW COURT HOUSE AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.
    WATERBURY, Conn., Aug. 9. - For the second time in three years Litchfield suffered the loss of a large portion of her business blocks this morning.... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - The death of Mrs. Theron Beach occurred on the 8th at her home in Litchfield, Conn., in her one hundred and first year.
    During more than a century of life she had lived in one house. That house her grandfather built in 1785, and there she was born and there she died. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889
  • 1895 - Litchfield
    Litchfield, a beautiful post-village, capital of Litchfield co, Conn., in a township of the same name, 30 miles W. of Hartford, and 20 miles N.N.W.... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - FIRE IN FAMOUS HOTEL. House In Which Lafayette Was Entertained Damaged $10,000.
    Special to The New York Times.

    WINSTED, Conn., Dec. 23. - The old United States Hotel in Litchfield, built about 130 years ago and the scene of a... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Litchfield, a banking post-borough and one of the capitals of Litchfield co., Conn., in a township (town) of the same name, 30 miles W. of Hartford,... Read MORE...

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