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Fine example of a late 18th century New England town with attractive shops and restaurants along the historic Green.

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Truly a Revolutionary town where George Washington met with Colonel Tallmadge, who was the commander of the 2nd Connecticut Light Dragoons and also headed Washington's "secret service" during the Revolutionary War. Fine example of a late 18th century New England town with attractive shops and restaurants along the historic Green. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, horse back riding, watersports on Bantam Lake and the White Memorial Conservation. Center.

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Facts about Litchfield

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1719.

Named from:

  • From Litchfield, a town of Staffordshire, England; Indian name "Bantam."

County:

  • Litchfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Oliver Wolcott, Jr.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Lyman Beecher
  • Tapping Reeve
  • Ethan Allen
  • Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge.

Top Five Attractions:

  • White Memorial Conservation Center/Foundation.
  • Litchfield History Center.
  • Tapping Reeve House & First Law School.
  • Bantam Lake.
  • Lourdes in Litchfield Shrine.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Litchfield Hills Road Race, June.
  • Gallery on the Green June.
  • Litchfield Open House Day, July.
  • Summer Concert on the Green, summer on Wednesdays.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Truly a Revolutionary town where George Washington met with Colonel Tallmadge, who was the commander of the 2nd Connecticut Light Dragoons and also headed Washington's "secret service" during the Revolutionary War. Fine example of a late 18th century New England town with attractive shops and restaurants along the historic Green. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, horse back riding, watersports on Bantam Lake and the White Memorial Conservation. Center.

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