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Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine, USA
Litchfield was organized as a town in 1795, before which it was known as Smithfield Plantation. Town meetings were held in Daniel Nickerson's house until 1813, then in the North Litchfield Baptist meeting house until 1840, and in the Free Baptist meeting house in 1841. The town purchased the site and built the present town house in 1840, at a cost of $1,100.
History Of Litchfield by H. D. Kingsbury From The Illustrated History Of Kennebec County Maine, published 1892
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1839 - Litchfield
Kennebec county. An excellent township of land pleasantly situated 10 miles S.W. from Gardiner, and the source of some of the Cobbesseecontee waters. Litchfield lies 16 miles S.S.W. from Augusta, and was formerly a part of Lincoln county. Incorporated, 1795. Population, 1837, 2,341. Wheat crop, same year, 5,123 bushels.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1854 - Litchfield
Litchfield. a township of Kennebec co.. Maine, 11 miles S. S. W. from Augusta. Population, 2100.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1886 - Litchfield
Litchfield is the most southerly town in Kennebec County. On the north and north-east it is bounded by West Gardiner, the Cobbossee Contee stream. forming the boundary line for most of the distance. Moninouth forms the western boundary for the northern part, and Wales in Androscoggin County for the southern part. Bowdoin and Richmond in Sagadahoc County lie on the south and east. Pleasant Pond connected with the Cobbossee Contee, separates it from the latter. The Purgatory Ponds lie on the north-west side, adjoining Monmouth, furnishing water-power for several mills. These are at Litchfield, Village, or Purgatory Mills, and comprise an excellent gristmill and a hoe and fork factory. The post-offices are Litchfield, South Litchfield Litchfield Plains and Litchfield Corner. The surface of the town is uneven, but not greatly broken. The highest eminences are Oak Hill and Neal’s and Lent’s hills. From their tops may be seen sonic charming views. The Purgatory Ponds in the western part of... Read MORE...
1895 - Litchfield
Litchfield, a post-township of Kennebec co, Me, about 40 miles N.N.E. of Portland. Pop. 1506. It contains villages named Litchfield Corners and Litchfield Plains, and has a manufactory of forks and hoes. Litchfield Post-Office is 12 miles S.W. of Augusta.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Litchfield, a post-township (town) of Kennebec co., Me., about 40 miles NNE. of Portland. Pop. in 1900, 1057.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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David THURSTON (6 February 1779, , Massachusetts, USA - 7 May 1865, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
Tappan HALE (11 July 1782, Newbury, Massachusetts, USA - 22 December 1866, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
Joseph LORD (1784, - 15 May 1864, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
Cyrus KINDRICK (1789, , Massachusetts, USA - 25 August 1866, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
John THURLOW (1790, - 23 September 1868, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
Samuel TIBBETTS (1795, - 21 December 1870, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
Andrew GROVER (1797, , Maine, USA - 25 July 1868, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
Nathaniel FROST (11 March 1800, - 25 October 1867, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
Leonard FRYER (1801, - 29 June 1867, Litchfield, Maine, USA)
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