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Litchfield

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Litchfield is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,271 at the 2010 census.HistoryOriginally 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 Lichfield.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.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.4sqmi, of which 15.1sqmi is land and 0.3sqmi is water, comprising 2.27% of the town. The highest point in Litchfield is the summit of Rocky Hill, at 357ft above sea level. The town is bordered to the north by Manchester, to the east by Londonderry in Rockingham County, to the south by Hudson, and to the west by Merrimack, with the Merrimack River separating the two towns. There is no bridge connecting Litchfield and Merrimack; the closest river crossings are to the south between Nashua and Hudson, and to the north between Manchester and Bedford.
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