From the LITCHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
Founded in 1719, Litchfield has a rich history. The town was the home of the first law school in the United States as well as an early school for girls. At the end of the 19th century, Litchfield residents became leaders in the Colonial Revival movement. Today, carefully preserved 18th and 19th c. homes share space with innovative 20th c. architecture. Travelers from all over the world visit Litchfield to enjoy its architecture, shops, restaurants, and natural beauty.
Favorite pastimes include outdoor sports such as hiking, boating, and cycling. The town is one hour from Hartford and New Haven and two and a half hours from New York City and Boston.
Today, Litchfield is a vibrant community. The town’s population continues to grow, and residents and visitors alike treasure the historic character of the architecture and landscape.