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Litchfield, Kennebec County

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Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1835)


1793 as Smithfield Plantation



Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); Smithtown; Smithfield

Boundary Changes

A small part of the town which lay in Kennebec County was annexed by Lincoln County in 1811

Land was set off to Bowdoinham in 1817, to Wales in 1827 and 1856, to West Gardiner in 1856, and to Webster (now Sabattus) in 1867

Boundary with Richmond was established in 1824

Land was set off to form Kennebec (now Manchester) in 1850

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Batchelders Crossing, Litchfield (formerly Purgatory Mills), Litchfield Corners, Litchfield Plains, Ring Hill, South Litchfield

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bowdoin, Gardiner, Monmouth, Richmond, Wales, West Gardiner


Maine Historical Maps: Litchfield


Litchfield Cemeteries

Pease Cemetery, Litchfield, Me.

Purgatory Village Cemetery, Litchfield, Me.

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Litchfield

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Litchfield

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Town of Litchfield

Historical Society of Litchfield, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Litchfield


______, History of Litchfield and an account of its centennial celebration, 1895 (Augusta: Kennebec Journal Print, 1897)

Davis, Walter Goodwin, The ancestry of Joseph Neal, 1769-c.1835, of Litchfield, Maine (Portland, Me.: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945)

Groves, Marlene A., ed., Maine Vital Records of Litchfield, transcribed (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2010)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Webster, West Gardiner, Litchfield, and Monmouth register, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1909)

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