Litchfield Postal History
Kennebec County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 5 July 2021)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson and Roland Simard.




Postmarks from the town of Litchfield include:
Litchfield (1)
Litchfield (2)
Litchfield (3)
Litchfield Corners
Litchfield Plains
South Litchfield (1)
South Litchfield (2)



Litchfield (2)


1825 April 1:
   Litchfield (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1831 February 11:
   Litchfield (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1849 June 8:
   Litchfield (2) post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

[ca. 1851] May 5:
   The circular postmark is 28.5 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1863 January 16:
   Litchfield (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Litchfield (3)


1831 February 11:
   Litchfield (3) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1849 June 11:
   Litchfield (3) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1863:
   Litchfield (3) post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1915 December 30:
   The circular postmark is 31 mm in diameter. (image side of card)
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1934 January 10 through 1950 September 7:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter.
         
      (click on an image to enlarge)

1949 October 17:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

date?:
   Clara A. Lewis appointed Postmaster.

1967 June 30:
   Frederick E. Lovering appointed Acting Postmaster.

1969 January 17:
   Frederick E. Lovering appointed Postmaster.

1975 May 29:
   Peggy Lamontagne appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1975 September 25:
   Robert E. Handy appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1976 February 9:
   Robert W. Strickland appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1976 July 3:
   Helen M. Allen appointed Postmaster.

1979 May 18:
   Gerard R. Belanger appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1979 November 3:
   Rudolph A. Landra appointed Postmaster.

1983 April 28:
   Terrence P. King appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1983 September 3:
   Ilean P. Guild appointed Postmaster.

1990 July 10:
   Linda Pinkham appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1990 October 20:
   Jesse M. Sirois appointed Postmaster.

1997 March 26:
   Diane Elvin appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1998 February 14:
   Linda M. Wagner appointed Postmaster.

2012 September 27:
   Cheryl Burr-Clark appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2017 May 17:
   Candace G. Morang appointed Postmaster.

date?:
   [?] appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2015 June 27:
   Keith D. Greaton appointed Postmaster.

2020 November 5:
   Meanie S. Milazzo appointed Officer-in-Charge.

today:
   Litchfield (3) post office is still in operation.


South Litchfield (2)


1863 January 16:
   South Litchfield (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1898 October 3:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1903 June 30:
   South Litchfield (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)