Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy
This article is about a county in Connecticut. For other uses, see Litchfield (disambiguation).
|Litchfield County, Connecticut|
Location in the state of Connecticut
Location of Connecticut in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Quick Facts
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
- There is no county government.
- The government is at the town level.
- Named for City of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. Not to be confused with Litchfield, Hampshire, England.
- Lost census: 1890
A LARGE PORTION OF THE TOWN ENTIRELY DESTROYED.
... Besides its national reputation as a resort, Litchfield has a local fame as the county seat ... Next to the block stood the Court House, a big building also of wood, and its turn came next. The townsmen could do nothing to save it, and it burned down before their eyes, but the county records were saved. Close to the Court House there was the only brick building in that part of the town and it proved an effective barrier, the Court House being the last building on West-street to be destroyed.
... Among the property destroyed was Lawyer H. B. Graves's library, which contained many rare and valuable works, and D. C. Kilbourn's historical library.
The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Jun 1886
Places / Localities
Clickable Town Map
Atwood Family Bible, USGenWeb CTArchives
Cemeteries, USGenWeb CTArchives
Church Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
Court Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
Wills, USGenWeb CTArchives
History Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
Deeds and Land Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
American Revolution, USGenWeb CTArchives
- Civil War service men from Litchfield County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Most of the men in the following companies were from Litchfield County.
- 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery - Company I - Wolcottville, now known as Torrington
- 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery - Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
- 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Rifle Company E
- 28th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company E and F.
- History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1703-1882, by Samuel Orcutt - The War [Transcribed by Richard Clarke] Includes: A Record of the Soldiers who enlisted from New Milford.
- Those who served in the Civil War from the General History of The Town of Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut From Its First Settlement by Charles F. Sedgwick, A.M.; Amenia, NY, Charles Walsh, Printer and Publisher 1877.
Obits, USGenWeb CTArchives
Probate District Courts
- Sharon - Kent, Salisbury and Sharon Towns
Tax Lists, USGenWeb CTArchives
Societies and Libraries
- The Litchfield County CTGenWeb Project, a member of The CTGenWeb Project
- [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Linkpendium
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Litchfield County
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Litchfield County (backup site)
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library catalog for Litchfield County
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
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