Kennebec County, Maine
a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine 04975
(updated 29 April 2021)
Purpose of this web page:
The pages linked to below trace the land transactions in the town of Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine, starting from the earliest property owners.
How you can help:
Please e-mail scanned images or photocopies of deeds to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them by traditional mail to “Durham Deeds” at the address at the top of this page.
A little work by each of us will save a lot of work for all of us.
A survey, made by John Merrill, divided the town into six 80-acre lots.
The first settlers were:
Lot 1 - Benjamin Hinckley (1774)
Lot 2 - Eliphalet Smith (1774)
Lot 3 - Barnabus Baker
Lot 4 - Thomas Smith (1780)
Lot 5 - Benjamin Smith
Lot 6 - Barnabus Baker Jr.
1795 February 18
Litchfield, formerly organized as Smithfield Plantation, incorporated. Subsequent changes, all reductions, in Litchfield’s area:
1816 November 4 - entire neck east of Cobbosseecontee Pond set off to [?]
1827 - land set off to Wales
1859 - all of what is now West Gardiner west of the Cobbosseecontee set off to West Gardiner
Town Farm of 112 acres purchased.