Place:Litchfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

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NameLitchfield
TypeTown
Coordinates42.833°N 71.467°W
Located inHillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
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Litchfield is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,271 at the 2010 census.

History

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Originally known as Naticook, the name was changed to Brenton's Farm in 1729 when the land was granted to William Brenton, colonial governor of Rhode Island. The town was incorporated in 1734. After Brenton's death in 1749, the land was granted to another group of settlers and named Litchfield after George Henry Lee, Earl of Litchfield.

Wiseman Claget moved to his substantial estates here shortly before the Revolution. He was involved in the temporary government serving as the only Solicitor General, the post being abolished shortly before his death in 1784.

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